While the US has been understandably dealing with the crisis at hand and sorting through the dozens of unknowns brought forth by the pandemic, a major question looms: what will the future hold for occupied buildings in the “new normal?”

Will the pandemic usher in the end of the open space office? What changes will need to be made to accommodate social distancing requirements? Will new standards and codes need to be addressed? How will the proliferation of remote workers impact IT requirements? Will surface transmission threats dramatically alter ingress and egress patterns? And what about HVAC related issues from filtration to ventilation to pressurization?