As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down an unprecedented number of commercial office buildings for months in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many companies, building owners, and facility executives have been wondering when it will be safe to reopen.
More importantly, they’ve also been asking how to reopen their offices safely.
To help them do so in a way that protects occupant health, interiors+sources’ sister publication, Buildings, recently launched an eBook titled, “Reopening the Office Best Practices: A Comprehensive Return-to-Work Guide for Facility Executives.”
Photo: The new Buildings eHandbook on reopening offices includes numerous guidelines and white papers with practical information on getting your workplace ready for reopening from some of the most respected organizations and architectural firms, including direct links to download the complete reports; Credit: Stamats
The eBook contains the latest information and guidance from a variety of trusted sources, including the CDC, OSHA and the International WELL Building Institute, as well as insightful thought leadership from some of the most respected global design firms such as Gensler,
HOK, Perkins and Will, Stantec, Cushman & Wakefield, and more with direct links to download full reports. Industry suppliers and case studies are also part of this practical tool to help facility executives prepare their offices for reopening.
“There has been so much information circulating in the market from a variety of sources about when and how we can reopen offices safely,” said Steven Sloan, vice president of the Commercial Buildings Group for Stamats, the parent company of interiors+sources and Buildings.
“We wanted to put all of the most reliable and current information available together into one, easily accessible eBook to help ensure businesses that are planning to reopen their offices can do so in as safe a manner as possible.”
Whether it’s addressing piping or pest control, air filtration, or cleaning protocols, there is a long to-do list that facility managers will need to check off prior to opening safely. This eBook helps them by offering step-by-step guidance and checklists to help pave the way for safely reopening offices.
To download a copy, visit Buildings.com/ebookshelf.
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