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A simulation model for building use re-thinking after the COVID-19 emergency

A simulation model for building use re-thinking after the COVID-19 emergency

Simeone, Davide; Fioravanti, Antonio; Coraglia, Ugo Maria; Cursi, Stefano;

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COVID-19 infection is forcing designers and building managers in re-thinking the use and experience of architectural spaces, as well as the interactions within the people in it. To support this difficult task, this research is working on a simulation model, based on agent-based modeling, able to predict the use phenomena of buildings and provided quantitative and qualitative feedback regarding the impact of re-defined use processes to COVID-19 infection risk. The derived platform is particularly designed to support the testing of visiting scenarios in museums and galleries, potentially helping them in their re-opening phases.\

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Palavras-chave: Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS), COVID-19, Building use, Behavioral simulation, Unity 3D,


DOI: 10.5151/sigradi2020-57

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Simeone, Davide; Fioravanti, Antonio; Coraglia, Ugo Maria; Cursi, Stefano; "A simulation model for building use re-thinking after the COVID-19 emergency", p. 412-417 . In: Congreso SIGraDi 2020. São Paulo: Blucher, 2020.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sigradi2020-57

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