Understanding Transmission Paths for SARS-CoV-2

November 05, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Introducing the November Webinar Series:  Understanding the Science behind Mitigating the Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Join us in November as Dustin Schafer PE, Sr. Vice President and Director of Engineering for Henderson Engineers, uncovers the science behind mitigating the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission paths, and modeling the effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 risk mitigation strategies.  The webinar topics and dates are shown below and each will be held from 9am-11am each Thursday.  The abstract, learning objectives and the Zoom link to register will be coming in separate announcements. Mark your calendars today.        

Nov 5, 2020:  Understanding Transmission Paths for SARS-CoV-2
Nov 12, 2020: Mitigating the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Airborne Transmission
Nov 19, 2020: Modeling the Effectiveness of Risk Mitigation Strategies for SARS-CoV-2 

Course 1:

Understanding Transmission Paths for COVID-19

There are 3 main transmission paths for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 within a building: fomite, large
droplet, and aerosol transmission. This presentation will review and interpret several key scientific
studies from 2020, examining each of these transmission paths. This course will also consider
published science related to the effectiveness of several common mitigation measures.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the 3 main transmission paths of SARS-CoV-2 within a building,
2. Understand the difference between a logarithmic scale and a traditional scale on a graph
3. Interpret recently published science behind the survivability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on
    surfaces and in the air.
4. Interpret recently published science related to the effectiveness of several common
    mitigation measures to break the transmission paths.

About the Instructor:  Dustin Schafer, PE

Dustin is one of the masterminds behind the core foundations of our business: quality, sustainability, and company operations. When he first took on his role as director of sustainable services at Henderson in 2008, his goal was to integrate sustainable design into our teams and projects, but it didn’t stop there. This professional engineer and LEED accredited professional wanted to change the face of company operations one concept at a time. Since then, Dustin has both implemented and improved our services including sustainable master planning, energy benchmarking, and energy modeling procedures and training.

Program Purpose:

  • Arkansas Act 1494 (green.arkansas.gov/Documents/Act494.pdf) was established to promote conservation of energy and natural resources in buildings owned by public agencies and higher educatio institutionsn.
  • This training program is designed to provide building administrators and facility managers the latest technologies for energy efficiency and management.
  • Please take advantage of the seminar series to learn more about energy management of public/commercial buildings and do your part to reduce our use!!

Program Objectives

 ¨ To educate K12, 2yr and 4yr School Administrators and Facility Managers, State Agency Energy Managers, and Energy Managers for State Institutions on specific aspects of Energy Management for application in their facilities and entities.

¨ To provide hands-on training of software and hardware utilized to monitor, track, and reduce energy usage in public and commercial buildings.



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