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These tools from AIA can help you assess and manage the risk of COVID-19 in offices, retail, schools and more

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced reoccupancy assessment and risk management planning tools as well as strategies and 3D models for specific types of buildings to guide building owners, facilities managers (FMs), design professionals, and public officials as buildings reopen from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The practical strategies for specific types of buildings cover offices and retail, senior living communities, and schools.


AIA convened experts from the architecture, engineering, public health and facilities management (FM) industries as part of the development process. In addition, a group of public, environmental, and occupational health experts and physicians provided an independently developed 90-minute briefing on SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) infectious disease transmission, epidemiological models, and insights into the most current research of the virus.


AIA’s team of experts worked together using credible science and current infectious disease data to develop these new and enhanced tools that can assist employers, building owners, and design teams with best practices to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public while providing services:


  • Tool #1 – Risk Management Plan for Buildings
  • Tool #2 – AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool (2.0) 
  • Tool #3 – COVID-19 ArchMap 

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