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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How do I access key plans?
    A: Key plans can be accessed via any Laboratory-connected computer. To access a key plan, enter the building and floor in the Key Plan Lookup and click on “Submit Query.” You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view online key plans. You can download the free Reader at the Adobe website.

    Q: How do I update a key plan?
    A: Please contact [email protected]

    Q: What are the office space allocations?
    A: Please see Office Space Metrics for a description of the space allocation guidelines.

    Q: How are office space allocations decided?
    A: Please see this memo from Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

    Q: How do I request space changes?
    A: The Space Planning Advisory Committee has been charged with evaluating any requests for changes to space allocation.

    Q: How do I order new office furniture?
    A: Please contact the Work Request Center and submit a request.

    Q: What are my options for office furniture?
    A: The Lab has contracts with the furniture manufacturers Allsteel and Watson. Please refer to the Campus Planning & Design Guidelines for more details.

    Q: How can I see my choices for office furniture?
    A: Please arrange an appointment with us to visit the Building 76 Design Center. We can show you furniture specifications, swatch samples, and installed examples of our furniture standards.

    Q: How long does it take to get new office furniture?
    A: This furniture procurement timeline summarizes the procedure to be followed for new furniture at the Lab.

    Q: How much does office furniture cost?
    A: Costs are provided in this furniture standard summary.

    Q: How do I request outdoor furniture (benches, picnic tables, and outdoor chairs)?
    A: Please contact the Work Request Center and submit a request.

    Q: How do I order interior signage for my office or workstation?
    A: Please contact the Work Request Center and submit a request.

    Q: How do I change a message or name on the building directory?
    A: Please contact the Work Request Center and submit a request.

    Q: What are the different kinds of interior signs?
    A: Please see the LBNL Interior Sign Manual.

    Q: When will the exterior wooden signs be updated?
    A: We are not planning on updating the exterior wooden signs; Facilities Planning is working on implementing a comprehensive campus signage program.

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