Hibernating Buildings during COVID-19

April 20, 2020

In response to the current COVID-19 situation the Facility Management Association is implementing a series of virtual live-streaming events including Virtual Lunchbox Conversations (VLC).

Held, Thursday 23 April 12:15pm – 1:15pm

With COVID-19 seeing many buildings with reduced or no occupancy, there is interest in how to reduce operating costs. It is not as simple as flicking a switch and locking the door. Buildings often feature systems that require specialist maintenance.

This VLC will discuss what Facility Managers need to do in order to maintain a building experiencing minimal use. Panelists include Chris Axton, Senior Facilities Manager – Museums Victoria and David Swinson, Director – BDC Building Design Compliance. The panel will provide guidance on minimum requirements to ensure a building remains compliant through times with low or no occupancy and is able to be open for business when the time is appropriate. 

Joining the panel is:

Paul Eagling
A.G. Coombs Group Special Projects

Paul will address issues which include:

  • Can the HVAC systems run at reduced levels or be shut down for an extended period to save running costs?
  • Can Mechanical, Fire Services and Electrical maintenance be reduced or stopped?
  • How to keep buildings compliant.
  • What are the important issues to consider and what should be done?

Find out what still needs to be maintained, what doesn’t and what essential steps are required when the building returns to full capacity.

For more information and to register for this Virtual Lunchbox Conversation please visit the FMA webpage.

For more information on A.G. Coombs’ response to COVID-19 visit.

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