International Sugar Journal

Considerations for the design of modern-day laboratories* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Laboratory buildings are an essential part of every sugar mill. In Maryborough Sugar Factory’s case the building was in poor condition, dated, and well below required minimum laboratory design standards. The poor state of the building and unacceptable working conditions led to the development of a plan to build a modern purpose-built laboratory. The basis of the paper will outline the methodology, developed design and difficulties associated with the design and construction of modern day sugar mill laboratory. The paper gives particular emphasis to design briefs, building approvals, juice sampling, Sugar Industry Act and cane payment, modes of construction,…

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