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5 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 11, 2020

Istanbul opens largest base-isolated hospital in the world and AIA issues tools for reducing risk of COVID-19 transmission in buildings.

June 11, 2020 |

1. Istanbul opens biggest base-isolated hospital in the world (BD+C) 
"The 1-million-sm, $1.5 billion Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, located near the North Anatolian fault of the Europe side of this city, features 2,068 seismic isolators. It is designed—by Perkins and Will’s Washington D.C. office, in collaboration with the Turkish firm Yazgan Design Architecture—to meet ASCE 41 “Immediate Occupancy” seismic performance objective under a rare earthquake event."

2. AIA issues tools for reducing risk of COVID-19 transmission in buildings (BD+C)
"The initiative included a team of architects, public health experts, engineers, and facility managers who developed strategies to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in buildings, promote social distancing standards, and “enhance wellbeing in communities transitioning to new lifestyle norms.”

3. 60-unit independent senior living facility completes in Crystal Lake, Ill. (BD+C) 
"The 63,000-sf, 60-unit facility features 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units. This includes six ADA-accessible units, 12 adaptable units, and two sensory units. The project includes amenities such as a fitness area, theater room, community rooms, computer rooms, a gazebo, and outdoor spaces spread across approximately five acres of landscape and hardscape."

4. Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits (Construction Dive) 
"Now that moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. From tool sanitization, hand-washing stations, staggered work schedules and mandatory face coverings, an emphasis on clean and healthy jobsites is driving a new way of building."

5. JLL CEO Christian Ulbrich talks to CNN about re-entry strategies (JLL)
"Watch Christian’s discussion with CNN International about re-entry strategies for companies around the globe."



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