While we navigate the changing conditions of our world, many life events have been put on hold. Project deadlines are up in the air, workers are no longer in the office, and you might be wondering when or how you’ll be able to get your job done. H2I Group is here to help. As we adjust and adapt to finding a new normal, getting a lab up and running or swapping out old products for new at very short notice is often necessary. Our laboratory experts can help you put together a functional design using in-stock and quick-ship items to get you, or your clients, in their new space as soon as possible. Whether you need one or two quick items or want a quick turnaround installation on an entire facility, we can create a timeline that works for you.
It’s no surprise some of the biggest demands right now are Class II BioSafety Cabinets. With the need for personal protection equipment so high, having that extra layer of protection is very important. Class II Biosafety cabinets have an open front and inward flow and are designed for protection for microbial work or sterile pharmacy compounding (labconco).
H2I Group works with many different manufacturers of this important piece of equipment. We can work with our partners to get biosafety cabinets shipped to your lab in 6 weeks or less. Bio Safety Cabinets work in tandem with our other lab products to create a safe, functional environment for your facility.
If you’re working with any type of chemical, you most likely require a fume hood. Energy-efficient and mobile fume hoods can be ordered and shipped out quickly. Maybe your worry is more about contaminating your material– in that case, an easy-to-install glove box will work great. A glove box will allow users to work with biological agents without the risk of contaminating the samples. By following the right standards, your lab will run at peak performance.
Modular construction rooms are an ideal choice for quick turnaround products. In the current construction climate, setting up quick spaces is a must. Prefabricated walls are ready for installation as soon as they’re onsite– meaning you can set up an isolation room or cleanroom in a matter of days to weeks. Traditional drywall can take months, but with prefabricated construction, the time you would normally spend putting up walls is done off-site.
That time is then better used by other trades. Prefabricated construction also makes it easy to change your existing layout. Need to quickly move rooms around to accommodate more patients? Or maybe you need an open area for more workbenches? Modular construction makes it easy to change your setup to make it functional for urgent needs.
Any laboratory space needs an area for work. Workbenches offer flexibility to perform a wide array of tasks and mobility, making them easy to allow space for social distancing. On top of workspaces, one thing every functional space needs is storage. Storage is easily configured into the benches, allowing easy access to items without taking up necessary workspace. The complementary products give you the best working environment while increasing productivity. These include drawers, cabinets, adjustable shelves, and steel bins, as well as storage containers, and rear perforated panels. They can all be shipped and set up in a matter of weeks.
Casework and storage are a must in all laboratory spaces, and with base casework comes with the need for countertops. All of these items can be found in stock by many of our manufacturers and ready to ship out within weeks. Casework and phenolic resin or epoxy resin countertops come in a variety of colors and sizes.* The key lies within our design team’s ability to creatively configure the premade items to fit a layout you, or your clients, are happy with.
If you’ll be using chemicals in your lab space and require a fume hood, having a reliable chemical storage cabinet is essential. When you must put together a lab space quickly, safety is still one of the most important things to keep in mind. Using a fire-resistant storage cabinet can give your team an extra 80 minutes to get out of the facility in case of a fire.
So what if all of these large laboratory items come ready to ship? You can’t exactly use your space without the proper equipment, accessories, and fixtures. Luckily many varieties of these items can also be found in stock. Drop-in, under-counter mount, self-rimming style sinks come pre-stocked in a variety of sizes, configurations, and materials. When choosing the correct style and material for a sink, you’ll want to consider what kind of work you are doing in your laboratory. Are you using harsh chemicals in your lab? If so, you’ll probably want to consider an epoxy resin sink. In most other cases, a stainless steel sink will do just fine.
And what about those fixtures? Water and gas fixtures can be easily added in with very little notice. The most widely used laboratory water fixtures are Watersaver, Chicago Faucet, and Broen, all of which fit perfectly with the in-stock laboratory furniture we offer. Having such a wide variety of manufacturing partners allows H2I to make sure you are getting the style, handle design, and finish you desire. Gas fixtures are configured much in the same way. Our flush-mounted ceiling panels deliver gas, electric and data services to the lab user at benchtop level via quick-connect fittings and flexible tubing routed through our modular lab furniture.
Basically, this makes it easy to reconfigure. Sometimes after setting up a lab space, especially a quick setup, you may realize you’re not crazy with how the furniture is laid out. Since these systems allow for that simple reconfiguration, you can easily change the layout to suit your needs, saving you time and money.
Even with the best laboratory flooring, you shouldn’t be standing on your feet all day. Quick ship seating options are almost endless. Choose from all colors and materials of ergonomic task chairs, Laboratory Chairs, Office Chairs, Industrial Chairs, Medical Chairs, and ESD & Clean Room Chairs. With the H2I custom chair builder, you can even design your own chair for quick shipping.
So, do you or one of your clients need to get their laboratory space up and running quickly? Let us help you get the job done right. Contact our experts to get started.
* Countertops can be hard to come by with the shutdown of one of our partner factories. This is an industry-wide shortage. We work with a variety of counter top vendors and will find the quickest solution that fits your specifications.