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International workshop on resilient hospital design

Fully-functioning hospitals shall be the backbone of a society. The outbreak of COVID-19 has shown that "nobody is safe until everyone is safe". To address this global challenge that can only be achieved together in the spirit of cooperation, university researchers, engineers, architects, epidemiologists and healthcare bodies are invited to this online workshop to discuss the governing factors affecting nosocomial infections and new perspectives to develop more resilient healthcare infrastructures. Speakers from across the industry and academia will share research findings and the good practice including the future-proofing design approaches. This research workshop is FREE to attend but you need to register via the Eventbrite link (or scan the QR code). 

For enquiries, please email Dr Kangkang Tang ( This workshop is sponsored by the ICE Research and Development Enabling Fund and supported by the Brunel University London Resource Efficient Future Cities (REFC) Research Centre and Institute of Healthcare Facilities of the Architectural Society of China.

International workshop on resilient hospital design

22 July 2021 – Agenda

Time (GMT)

Presenters and topics


9:00 – 9:30

Welcome address by Maria Kolokotroni and Kangkang Tang (Brunel University London)


9:30 – 10:00

Grant Mills (University College London) “Advancing capabilities to hospital infrastructure project delivery”


10:00 – 10:20

Paul Lynch (Arup) “The use of CFD modelling to support pandemic-resilient design in the built environment”


10:20 – 10:40

Tony Nichol (Arup) “Using people movement simulation to scenario test the resilience of healthcare facilities”


10:40 – 11:00



11:00 – 11:30

Andy King (Wernick group) “Maximising offsite fit out through efficient modular design for modular ward blocks”


11:30 – 11:45

Xiaolin Ma (China IPPR International Engineering Co. Ltd.) “IPPR’s thinking of the integrated normal and epidemic situations”


11:45 – 12:10

Vincent Luo (University of Reading) “Airborne infection risk prediction and control in indoor environment”


12:10 – 12:50

Q&A and finishing discussion led by Xiangming Zhou (Brunel University London)