Lab Move Client – Dr. Patrick Fuller, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lab Move Location – Boston, Massachusetts
Lab Move Destination – University of California-Davis, Davis California
Lab Move Timetable – February 2021
Dr. Patrick Fuller is the Faculty Training Coordinator at Harvard Medical School, Division of Sleep Medicine and the Research Division Head, Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. When Dr. Fuller accepted a position at the University of California-Davis, he contacted BTI to move his sleep study lab.
Moving a sleep study lab is a far cry from moving a lab the size of Merck (20,000 square feet) like we did in 2020. Nor are there vaccines, butterfly specimens with storage and temperature sensitive specifications. Yet one thing experience has taught us is that EVERY lab comes with its own specific needs and details. No two lab/medical moves are the same.
It all starts with the on-site survey. Based on that intake, we can anticipate and calculate the number of boxes, the type of boxes and materials, and the amount of manpower needed to get the job done right.
The plan for Dr. Fuller’s lab called for inventory and packing in the morning with the load out in the afternoon. The office held research binders, slides and personal items that needed to be packed and inventoried separately, as these items would be unpacked and placed in a different space at UC-Davis. This is the reason why office inventory and packing are separately done from that of the lab operational space.
We were loaded and out of the building by 4:30pm (Our facilities contact at BIDMC was thrilled that we were off the shared dock at the time we estimated). The goods were transported to the BTI warehouse in Hanover, MA in preparation for interstate transportation aboard Mayflower’s special commodities fleet trailers to California. Thereafter, the goods were trucked to UC-Davis Davis and delivered to the site by Chipman Mayflower in California.
Dr. Fuller was extremely satisfied with the service and attention to detail, and the successful completion of the move.
“George and his team were amazing – went very well! Professionalism was extraordinary. I would never hesitate to recommend all of you to anyone.”
For help moving your lab, please contact BTI at 800-766-7624.