The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released the Re-occupancy Assessment Tool in May of 2020 to provide strategies for limiting exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in buildings. Offering a framework of strategies and general mitigation measures, the tool was developed by AIA’s Disaster Assistance Committee to provide public officials, businesses, and architects with practices that protect occupant health, safety, and welfare.
Using credible science, a multidisciplinary team of architects, public health experts, engineers, product designers, and facility managers will evaluate behavioral, spatial, material, and operational strategies to customize the tool for a variety of building types, including offices, K-12 schools, multi-unit dwellings, retail establishments, restaurants, and senior care facilities. Findings will be released in phases as they become available, with a priority on strategies that address immediate needs. Long-term strategies will also be developed for making buildings more resilient in the face of pandemics, natural hazards, climate change, and other risks.
For more information, visit the American Institute of Architects.