New modelling released by Arup reveals the importance of detailed planning so more people can safely and efficiently return to work in city office buildings as more businesses progressively reopen when necessary SOPs are observed, while many corporations also ramp up operations by stages.
The modelling focussed on managing lift passenger numbers and queuing, factoring in physical distancing regulations.
“Without good data and planning, there could be potentially unsafe congestion in lobbies or many frustrated people queuing onto the street,” said Arup’s Buildings Leader in Malaysia, Fazidin Faisal.
He said lifts are the bottle neck for accessing commercial buildings and most cannot be structurally reconfigured. Other strategies need to be considered.