Opening a Building in a Pandemic
How do you prepare for 1,200 students to move into your brand-new residence hall during a pandemic? On the verge of opening The Quad, an on-campus student housing complex with suite-style living units and townhomes, The University of Houston and the Rapid Response Team explored a variety of possibilities to develop safer living and learning environments. From reconfigured space planning and enhanced mechanical filtration systems to hand-sanitizing stations and automatic door openers, the Team delved into all five service lines. The result? A Rapid Response user’s manual with plans, diagrams, and product suggestions to support UH as they prepare for Fall 2020.