Henderson Engineers Grocery Practice Director/Vice President Tony Welter was featured in an ACHR News article on how the COVID-19 pandemic may shift future grocery and refrigeration design. Welter and his fellow Henderson experts have developed grocery design guidelines for infection control which include touchless doors and plumbing fixtures, converting self-service areas like bulk, food bars, and prepared foods to packaged or full service and implementing UVc light sanitation of surface areas.

He also encourages leveraging technology to reduce touchpoints in purchases, airport-style entry intro restrooms, adding thermal cameras at entry points, HEPA filtration of HVAC for strategic areas, UV lights in HVAC equipment, and increased ventilation throughout grocery stores.

As most retail shoppers have noticed, one-way aisles and dedicated entry and exit doors have become the norm and expanding curbside pick-up and drive-through options have benefits to limit the potential for virus transmission. Setting occupancy limits in stores and queueing the amount of people in the store at one time.

Welter will be featured in another ACHR News article covering refrigeration and cold storage warehouse and distribution facilities in September.

Henderson is the nation’s leading firm for grocery store MEP design. We’ve worked with retailers of all sizes throughout the country. Whether it’s new construction, remodel, or expansion of your grocery facility, we’ll help you incorporate the latest technology and efficient design into your store for a better experience. Our capabilities don’t stop at MEP; our services can be fully integrated to include fire & life safety, architectural lighting, and more.

With four decades of experience in grocery and retail design, Henderson has developed and integrated reliable and efficient refrigeration designs into all manner of facility types and sizes. Our in-house team of engineers combine refrigeration engineering expertise with in-store operations knowledge. We customize each design to create cost-effective, environmentally friendly systems.

Our experience goes beyond developing contract documents. With the ability to implement commissioning and functional performance testing, we can ensure reliable and efficient operation. We streamline the design and construction process and give you a system that meets your specific needs.

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