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Windows, movable walls & furniture, outdoor space — How flexible school design makes socially distanced education work in a pandemic 

Windows, movable walls & furniture, outdoor space — How flexible school design makes socially distanced education work in a pandemic  | Pandemic Safe Buildings | Scoop.it

"As we evaluate our recently completed campuses, we’re finding that collaboration spaces, intended for bringing people together, are increasingly demonstrating their value. Movable partitions and a variety of furniture choices will allow classrooms to expand and create smaller learning zones. The ability to separate pods of students into separate physical spaces is going to be key going forward. It maintains those aspects of school that provide a social opportunity, serving a greater percentage of the student body in a pandemic environment."

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Some pre-pandemic decisions regarding flexible and open workspaces are having unplanned benefits for schools to protect students from the coronavirus.

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Pandemic Safe Buildings
News about keeping buildings safe -- for facilities executives, architects, risk officers, safety officers, civil engineers, retrofitters, public health officials, safety equipment vendors, building owners, and more.  Our focus is on _evidence-based_ advanced technology and models that help decision makers to understand the cost and safety impact of safety choices.  Our holy grail is a list of the optimal decisions for every individual building, given the current knowledge about the pandemic.  In the past, we've kept buildings safe from dangers like fire, flood, and mold.  Now it's time to add pathogen safety to the list.  This page tracks the latest news. Sign up here to join the pandemic safe buildings community: https://forms.aweber.com/form/93/1344673093.htm
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