July Virtual Lunch & Learn

July 07, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Grab your lunch, log in, and participate in this interactive presentation from the comfort of your home or office! Earn 1 CEU (AIA/Engineer/Surveyor) Learning Unit for this program.

Re-Occupy with Confidence: Practical Approaches to Reduce Risks and Create Healthier Indoor Environments 

As building owners and managers plan to reoccupy the facilities in their charge, they want to know that they have appropriately implemented the best practices to promote occupant health and reduce risks of pathogen transmission amongst occupants. Most importantly, they want to assure employees and visitors that their facility is as safe as possible.  This presentation will first review what science tells us about how pathogens (including SARS-CoV2) are spread inside buildings, and then outline a strategic path to reduce transmission risks through comprehensive administrative and engineering controls, including planning, training, physical distancing, indoor air quality, disinfection, and ongoing wellness management.  The program will also discuss re-occupancy protocols to ensure healthy indoor environments in buildings that have been dormant for an extended period due to stay-at-home orders. We will review the roles of facility managers, architects, engineers, and industrial hygienists in support of safer facilities, and the tools, analysis and testing they may deploy to inform and validate solutions. The presentation will focus on reducing specific COVID-19 risks today, as well as maintaining general health and wellness into the future, giving people confidence that their work environment will be suitable for re-entry and on-going occupancy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the primary mechanism for pathogen transmission in buildings. 
  2. Understand the operational and engineering strategies for transmission risk reduction that can be implemented in existing buildings.
  3. Distinguish the roles of facility managers, architects, engineers, and other experts in identifying, implementing and maintaining these strategies.
  4. Consider and balance the conflicts and synergies between pathogen risk reduction, energy efficiency, and ongoing indoor environmental quality goals for the facility.

Presented by: 

Alan Scott, FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP- Principal Consultant | Connect with Alan

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