Design Implications of COVID-19 and Indoor Air Quality


Wednesday, August 5, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM





Several months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, there remain many questions about how exactly the virus spreads. As businesses and schools begin reopening, architects, engineers, and building managers are seeking a deeper understanding of its transmission in relation to indoor air quality.

AIA Atlanta and AIA Georgia bring together a panel of experts to address building occupant health and safety, including virus transmission, current concerns, best practices, and the future of interior design for offices and multi-tenant buildings.

Register now to join the timely conversation.

What you’ll learn:

  1. Current Georgia building codes regarding air quality and the likelihood of changes impacting design decisions
  2. General information on airborne particle sizes involved in talking, breathing, coughing, and sneezing
  3. Evidence for cloth masks, partitions, and portable air cleaners to prevent the spread of airborne particles
  4. Various construction techniques, HVAC interventions, filters, air exchanges, and more regarding particle movement
  5. The cost-benefit calculations for these potential interventions from a development perspective and architects’ options in a multi-tenant office space


Dr. Ginger Chew

Deputy ADS, CDC Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice

Henry Slack
Peachtree Government Relations

Michael Spivey
Operations Manager, Gilbane