Decisions made in years gone by are determining whether office buildings can react easily, rapidly, and cost-effectively to COVID today, adapt to the next normal, and be reimagined for the future. The implications for the integration between building skin and systems are profound.
Ever since COVID-19 swept the globe our immediate and collective focus has been managing the risk of COVID transmission in existing buildings. The central message of public health guidance has become known as the three ‘W’s – Wash your hands, Wear your mask and Watch your distance. Based on the growing body of evidence pointing to airborne transmission risk of COVID-19 we add a fourth – Where is the air?