Combating cybercrime is the purview of the digital forensics laboratory—a relative newcomer on the forensic scene. What are the requirements for designing laboratory spaces that best support this ever changing section?
Green. Welcoming. Collaborative. Open. Educational. Bright. Sexy. Current economic factors for construction along with smart and fresh design have brought these adjectives into reach for every forensic facility.
What options exist to better store items that not only provide more storage but also provide an economy of space? Depending on what is being stored there are a number of products to help facilitate that need.
One of the most difficult and time consuming portions of the construction of a new laboratory is preparing and orchestrating a move. With some organization and forethought you can make the best of an inevitable situation.
We’d like to challenge each one of you to define what your greatest forensic facility challenge is today. Here are some issues that we often hear about.
Smart facilities, including laboratories, can save space and energy (and therefore money) compared to traditional facilities. One area in which facilities are becoming increasingly smart is user identification.
An equipment survey of existing instrumentation in the laboratory is a valuable tool that will be referenced countless times by the project team during the planning and design of a renovation project or new forensic facility.
The swing into the digital era has changed the face of photography and consequently the need for an updated perspective when planning facilities for a photography section.
Forensic facilities often contain vehicle exam areas. A car may be dusted for fingerprints, paint from a hit and run may be sampled, or biological evidence may be collected. Vehicle exam spaces require planning and design to be most effective in supporting this collection of evidence.
When building a new facility, it’s important to know your limits and get help early rather than late.