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AIA outlines how people can safely return to offices post pandemic – Architect

The AIA has released a tool kit that provides strategies for limiting exposure in buildings to coronavirus as restrictions begin to ease.

Photograph is by Kate Sade courtesy of Unsplash.
Photograph is by Kate Sade courtesy of Unsplash.

The American Institute of Architects has released a tool kit that provides strategies for limiting exposure to coronavirus in buildings as restrictions begin to ease.

The AIA released the Re-occupancy Assessment Tool today to promote a safer re-occupancy of buildings as lockdown and isolation measures ease in the US.

Developed by the AIA’s Disaster Assistance Committee, the 19-page document is geared towards re-opening buildings that closed as part of non-essential businesses, like offices, schools, restaurants and stores in a safe manner.

“Design is a response to the conditions, needs and functions of our society,” said AIA president Jane Frederick. “This may be the most pivotal and defining moment in our lifetime for design.”

“Architects are needed in this crisis to help safely transition our communities back to offices, schools and the many other places that are important in shaping our daily lives,” she added.

AIA offers strategies to reduce Covid-19 exposure

The tool kit offers strategies and measures that can help mitigate exposure to the novel coronavirus, based on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Hierarchy of Controls for managing workplace hazards.

The CDC, World Health Organisation (WHO) and others have already created resources for reoccupying buildings, but the AIA’s tool kit is unique because it addresses the Hierarchy of Controls.

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