As people begin returning to work, school, and other places that will require them to go into large-scale facilities with the masses, facility managers will need every tool possible at their disposal to ensure their well-being. Typically, building automation systems (BAS) that control HVAC, access, lights, and fire alarm systems have 3 main functions:
With all that has changed in the world over the last 2 months, we are all trying to manage how we return to the “new normal” that has been created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although facility managers and their service partners have always been in a position to ensure building occupants’ health and safety, this challenge has become all that much more difficult. The people going back into their buildings are highly aware of their personal space and cleanliness and are expecting those that are managing the facilities where they live, work, and play to be taking every precaution possible.
This webinar, presented on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, featured a panel of facilities and automation experts to discuss what strategies they and their organizations were implementing to ensure the safe return to facilities in the coming months.
None of us know what the future holds for us as we return to “normal” over the coming months in the COVID-19 recovery process, but one thing we know for sure is that our lives will never be the same. People are now hyper-aware of their air space and the potential for spreading disease, particularly in highly trafficked areas. These areas include places we go every day such as office buildings, schools, and gyms. So how do we get over this and feel comfortable going back to the buildings we live, work, learn, and play in?