Transmission of COVID-19 in buildings requires two things, the active virus being present in sufficient quantity to cause infection and the transmission of that active virus into the respiratory tract of the person being infected. In public buildings, it’s often difficult to control for the presence of the virus, but good design practices can work together to reduce the overall risk or infection. Updated: September 2020.

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Dustin Schafer

Chief Technical Officer | Principal
Dustin believes that thoughtful design is at the core of good engineering. Through his role as the chief technical officer at Henderson, he pushes to go beyond the basic mechanics of engineering to arrive at solutions that are as artful as they are functional. With a genuine desire to add value to the relationships he has with both clients and employees, he's a trusted adviser to many. He talks regularly about the need to grow the careers of our technical staff, and takes steps every day to ensure that happens. Dustin take's Henderson's vision to be the firm that builds a better world to heart as he emphasizes innovation, quality, and humanity each and every day.