A local construction magnate is forecasting that technology will have to play a greater role in structural designs that promote the health and safety of people resulting from the COVID-19 experience.
With some health officials suggesting that physical distancing will not go away any time soon, Hyatt Resort developer Mark Maloney said today that designs for future hotels will also have to facilitate better hygiene practices as well.
“I think technology will be more relevant in hotel design and operations and will take into account health and safety more so that better general hygiene can be achieved and maintained,” Maloney told Barbados TODAY.
He said this will be necessary so that guests feel more safe and comfortable with measures which do not require human interactions to satisfy the need for good sanitisation and cleaner environments.
“I also believe that this will all be taken into account even more on the design build side and on the fixtures, furniture and equipment side,” he added.
“So on the design of these, a lot more is going to go into them to further satisfy hygiene standards and sustainability for the same so they can be more durable and easier to maintain,” Maloney stated.
He said that while his comments related to building designs in general, the Hyatt designs will “adapt” to suit the every changing needs.
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