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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: September 9, 2020

What will the 'new normal' look like and the AIA hands out its Twenty-five Year Award.

September 09, 2020 |

1. ‘New normal’: IAQ, touchless, the death of sustainability? (BD+C) 
Through all of this reporting, a single common theme bubbled to the surface: Buildings are part of the problem in controlling a global health pandemic. Yet buildings—and the AEC professionals that design, engineer, and construct them—are also a major part of the solution."

2. William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center opens at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (BD+C)
"Designed by HOK and RTA, the project will bring together students and faculty for education and research with the medical providers and clinical experts at Center Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The facility makes use of a large amount of glass and open space to enable the “collision” philosophy."

3. The New City project by Eric Owen Moss Architects receives AIA’s Twenty-five Year Award (AIA) 
"AIA’s Twenty-five Year Award is conferred on a building that has set a precedent for the last 25-35 years and continues to set standards of excellence for its architectural design and significance."

4. Study will examine elevator airflow amid COVID-19 pandemic (BD+C) 
The study will examine how elevator airflow affects the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus among passengers. It will also investigate how to mitigate those risks through science-based safety protocols."

5. Coronavirus-resistant offices may have an advantage in the market (Bisnow)
"Jonathon Yormak, founder and managing principal of East End Capital, was in the middle of renovating a more than 100-year-old, 120K SF office building in New York when the coronavirus hit. He'd already decided to completely overhaul the air and ventilation system in the building."

6. Is staying in staying safe? (New Yorker)
"Indoor life has its dangers, too, but building-design specialists have big plans for us."


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