With people just stepping forth from the solitude of their homes, cautiously reemerging into the public sphere, how does one plan and design public places? The answer just might lie in BIM and generative design.

Generative design, powered by automation, empowers designers and engineers to work faster and with greater enlightenment. BIM is a smart 3D model-centred procedure that allows designers to more effectively create both structures and infrastructure.

Even as the world opens up, people and businesses must move forward with extreme caution to ensure that reopened public places are COVID-19 compliant.

Designers now must consider new sizes and boundaries for workplaces in which social distancing is a must, so people can indeed return to work.

Restaurants and retail stores, airports and hospitals must be designed in a whole new way, their layouts and methods of circulating workers and customers—and, for that matter, air–transformed.

In Australia, workplaces are working under all new health and safety guidelines that affect both building and work-related practices.

How does one design around social distancing guidelines and ever-shifting codes and edicts? The answer lies in advanced data technologies, which would enable businesses to be their best, with few disruptions and inconveniences for staff and customers alike.

Of course, not everyone will be returning to the office. For those who work remotely from home, including building designers, BIM has empowered workers to communicate, advance job projects, reports, regular correspondence, etc.

BIM is a smart 3D model process that ensures quick, cost-efficient, productive and ecoconscious work every time—all must have conditions for the work at home experience.

And in the office, the power of generative design can allow building designers to better envision room layout, spacing, etc., with all consideration given to social distancing requirements and other prime factors. Design solutions are ‘generated’ quickly and easily.

Even at airports, generative design can keep people moving—and at a safe distance from others.

Another form of cutting-edge technology, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation, can control the mitigation and maintenance of indoor air quality and good ventilation. By way of 3D models, building designers can better control and address problems with circulation and overflow.

When it comes to facing global health crises, technology doesn’t just come in handy in the medical field—because indeed, the same technology that keeps people healthy can get them back to work.

Source: https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/features/comment/how-architects-are-using-technology create a list of the items