STAYING CONNECTED

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Dear clients, partners and friends,

Our office transition to working at home has been successful. Office meetings have been replaced by virtual meetings and we remain open, fully functional and committed to continuing our work. Together, with a social understanding, logistical application and design/technology implementation, we can hopefully stop the spread of the virus.

 

We are helping our clients with design methods, product specification and technology updates, to improve safety on four important fronts:

  • Advising of how best to allow the safe return to their places of business when reopening is possible. This includes employees and visitors.

  • Redesigning current projects with safety measures in place. Keeping the design intent while adjusting spaces to incorporate safety measures for the new, post-pandemic building expectations.

  • Developing new designs that meet our clients goals and providing new safety measures that can be marketed as the improved and expected designs for a post-pandemic world.

  • Helping everyone so we can all safely return to living, working, learning, playing and worshiping.

 

Some examples:

Increase safety protocol signage, designate one-way hallways, install plexi-glass partitions, arrange staggered workstations, suggest returning to work only for collaborative group work, stagger staff work hours, install hand sanitizing stations, install touchless bathroom fixtures, provide voice activated controls, install automatic entry doors, increase fresh air exchanges, install high performance air filters, implement building cleaning protocols add outdoor spaces.

 

If you would like to contact us, please send an email to pgaitojr@pfga.net or call 914-682-3381. We will be glad to answer your request or to give you a call.

IMPORTANT STEPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU REOPEN

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SPACE PLANNING 

To properly plan the interior space, think of it in 2 functional parts:

  • Social Distance (6 feet to 12 feet)

  • Public Distance (12 to 24 feet)

NEXT STEPS TO CONSIDER

  • Analyze the safety requirements: Plan for a 12 ft. diameter around a person’s space

 

  • Use an accurate way of measuring, CAD program, or tape measure, to analyze the space and determine the proper distances. 

 

  • Make sure there is adequate ventilation in your space: Ask an architecture / engineering firm to analyze your existing HVAC / fresh air exchange system. Also look at the filters, change out with HEPA

 

  • Switch out bathroom fixtures to 100% hands free

  • Provide sanitizing stations thru out  that includes hand sanitizers, masks, gloves

 

  • Use cellphone to access buildings instead of a buzzer/doorbell system

  • Switch out door hardware to an anti microbial metal​ such as copper or established door/kitchen hardware companies own anti-micro coatings

  • Have an infrared thermometer at the entrance to your space to check everyone who enters

 

  • Provide touchless services such as automatic doors, touchless digital directories, reprogram elevators to stop on all floors

ARCHITECTS | ENGINEERS | PLANNERS

PETER F. GAITO & ASSOCIATES

 PFGA      info@pfga.net     333 Westchester Avenue, Suite S303, White Plains, NY 10604     914-682-3381 

                                               200 Park Avenue South, Suite 520, New York, NY 10003               212-714-1250 

                                               200 Monmouth Avenue, Suite 1, Spring Lake, NJ 0762                  732-577-5505

                                               © Peter F. Gaito & Associates, 2020

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