CIBSE Building Simulation Group and IBPSA-England held a joint webinar ‘Estimating Airborne Infection Through Simulation and Analysis’ on May 5th 2021. Recent wider acceptance of far-field being a significant, if not primary in some circumstances, transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 has thrown a late focus on how the ventilation design and operation of our buildings might support a reduction in infection rates. The event included speakers from academia and industry who discussed some of the simulation and analysis tools and methods used to understand airborne infection in the built environment and some of the latest research programmes that have been designed to further improve our understanding and applications.

Programme and Presentations
-Welcome: Darren Woolf – view pdf
-An introduction to AIRBODS: Malcolm Cook – view pdf
-Estimating the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 by airborne aerosols: Benjamin Jones – view pdf
-Estimation of airborne risk in schools and an introduction to CO-TRACE: Paul Linden – view pdf
-Return to work imperative – How CFD is helping to mitigate risk in enclosed environments: Fred Mendonca – view pdf
-Indoor air quality during lockdown – A monitoring-based simulation-assisted study in London: Farhang Tahmasebi and Elizabeth Cooper – view pdf
-Summary – Building simulation and airborne infection: Darren Woolf – view pdf
-Panel Q&A