COVID-19 Resources Round-Up
By Karpinski Engineering | Oct 06, 2020
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been answering (and asking) a lot of questions about the built environment and how to mitigate the presence of disease. Below are resources we’ve developed to help organizational leaders and building operators map their path forward.
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Tips for Choosing Equipment for COVID-19 Mitigation
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve fielded a lot of questions about how to improve existing HVAC systems to protect people’s health and safety. Joe Hofstetter, PE, CEM, LEED AP, outlines five questions to ask when evaluating your options. The answers can help you choose the best solutions for your facility.
[Infographic] Boosting Indoor Air Quality
Great indoor air quality (IAQ) isn’t only part of a healthy building environment, it’s part of building operators’ COVID-19 mitigation strategies. IAQ strategies aren’t one-size-fits-all, though. Here are six approaches to IAQ improvements.
Why Water Safety Needs to Be Part of Your Reopening Plan
COVID-19 has left schools, college campuses, and office buildings empty for months, increasing the risk of Legionella and other pathogen concerns. As these buildings reopen, building operators need to make sure their water systems are safe.
[Infographic] College & University Readiness
Campus buildings and systems are an important part of the reopening conversation. When it comes to assessing campus building systems, here are five steps to help higher ed leaders organize and streamline the process.
[Infographic] K-12 School Readiness
The health and safety of the school building environment is an important component of reopening. When it comes to assessing school building systems, here are five steps to help school leaders organize and streamline the process.
K-12 School Design in the Age of COVID-19: HVAC Strategies for Disease Mitigation
For school districts planning new schools or major renovations, the COVID-19 pandemic may have added a big question mark. Here are four HVAC design strategies to promote occupant health and safety.
Healthcare Building Codes and Design After COVID-19
As healthcare engineers, we supported hospitals and healthcare organizations through the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we’ve seen a lot that has influenced our thought process. Here are four ways healthcare codes and standards may change to support increased infection control.
Building Codes and Design After COVID-19
Catastrophic events spur change. Natural disasters, nightclub fires, climate change – all of these have influenced how we approach building codes and design. In the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a new catastrophe, and it’s going to create change. Indeed, it already has. As we look to the future, here are six changes in building code and design we expect to see for pandemic preparedness and public health.
Lessons and Inspiration from Surge Hospital Projects
Members of the Karpinski team worked with a number of healthcare organizations as they evaluated their existing facilities and developed surge facilities. Here are some of their thoughts about the process and about the future.
Construction Project on Hold? Don’t Forget to Maintain Stored Equipment
Whether your project is on hold due to COVID-19 or for other reasons, taking proper care of stored equipment is important for keeping the warranty valid and for resuming construction. If you’re putting a project on hold, here’s what Director of Construction Administration Lee Hodkey, QCxP, recommends.
Can We Use This Space for Patient Beds?
Questions to ask when assessing existing healthcare spaces to support additional inpatient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Better Work from Home: Leveraging the Benefits of Video Calls
Director of Pittsburgh Operations James Dudt shares 3 reasons he’s become a fan of video calls – and one thing he misses about being at the office.