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Infection Resilient Environments – New Report

Hopefully you read our April Newsletter featuring items on the Microbiology of the Built Environment and our videos on the new Part F Docs for Ventilation which have just come into effect.

Now, a new report from the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) published on 13th June, calls for more new regulations and standards that would apply throughout the lifetime of a building to create healthier environments, taking lessons from existing accessibility, Legionella, or fire regulations. In addition to this, codes of practice should be introduced to make sure that the health of building occupants is a day-to-day consideration for those in the building and construction industry, from designers through to asset managers.

Commissioned in 2021 by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci, the NEPC research, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), set out to identify the measures needed in the UK’s built environment and transport systems to reduce transmission of infectious diseases.

Download PDF:

https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/other/infection-resilient-environments-time-for-a-major

Royal Academy of Engineers press release:

https://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2022/june/time-for-a-major-upgrade-of-buildings-to-create-he

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