How will the future post COVID-19 unfold?
Post COVID-19, sanitisation zones would be created as workers enter their factories and industries where they pass through a large covered facility which would be emitting an electronic sanitiser by illumination. Anti-microbial LED lighting is already been introduced. Such emission through lighting could disinfect workplaces and disinfect people entering such disinfected facilities. This could practically be utilised in offices, homes, gyms, malls, retails shops, clinics, hospitals, stations, airports and could well become the new norm in lighting technology.
However, by the time the vaccine is made available to the public at large a new normal would have been created:
The new normal is yet to unfold and it is not for the faint hearted. You have got to decide whether you have the capacity to sustain the deficit or you have the agility to spring back so you may as well shrink for now. In either case, there will be pain and relief is but several months away.
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About the Author: A chartered account by qualification, Pratap Padode is the founder of ASAPP Info Global Group and his passion for infrastructure over last 20 years is reflected in the innovative thought leadership through 10 specialised journals, conferences and awards organised in the fields of construction, infrastructure and engineering. CONSTRUCTION WORLD was the first journal that he began with over 20 years ago. Further, he is the Founder & Executive Director of FIRST (Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training), which was set up in 2003, that brings out research reports and newsletters on various infrastructure segments. He received the CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2010 for his research in the construction sector. Since early 2014, he has been promoting the cause of smart cities in India and is now Founder & Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council India.
- post COVID-19
- sanitisation zones
- electronic sanitiser
- LED lighting
- disinfect workplaces
- disinfect people
- disinfected facilities
- retails shops
- lighting technology
- new normal
- physical meetings
- video conferencing
- working from home
- Commercial spaces
- low cost airline
- safety norms