Last year when I wrote a Decoded article and hosted a webinar addressing the code requirements related to touchless openings, many people asked me about the performance of copper.  At the time, a lot of research was being done, and my coworker Brad Sweet has now written an article on this topic…

Before the pandemic, two million hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) caused 90,000 related deaths each year, according to STAT. Fears of contagion only escalated in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remain high among health care personnel and patients. With an increased awareness of sanitary surfaces for infection control, hospitals and health care facilities are reexamining solutions that help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. To protect their patients, staff and visitors and improve peace of mind, many are exploring surface technologies like copper alloys for their antimicrobial properties. How do these work, and how do you choose one? Let’s explore.

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Remember, the touchless webinar is being conducted twice today – June 24th – and offers AIA continuing education credit!  There’s more info here.

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