Architects are utilizing new technologies to help companies to address new challenges caused by the pandemic.
For instance, Business Information Modelling (BIM) uses a 3D model-based process that makes it easier for designers to plan, design and construct new buildings.
With employees slowly returning to the workplace, companies are making necessary design changes to keep workers safe and secure when in the office. This means adjusting the space to increase agility and distancing. For Australia in particular, the national COVID-19 workplace methodology states that companies and employees should be vigilant in ensuring that the virus does not get transmitted, and if it does, to be prepared to handle it appropriately.
There are many ways this can be accomplished, but to truly make sure that workers are safe in the workplace, companies need to embrace technology that enables remote and flexible working. Using tools like BIM allows design teams to stay connected with anyone, no matter where they are working from.
Additionally, businesses should keep in mind the necessary office changes that will have to happen, such as increasing space between workstations and reducing overall occupancy. Using generative design, leaders can have a more in-depth insight on how to enable better distancing, data visualization and workspace layout options.
Overall, intertwining the human touch with the right technological tools can help guide companies through these unprecedented times.