Movement Strategies has partnered with Autodesk, the world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, to help organisations design for social distancing.

Since the COVID pandemic, organisations have had to change the way they operate; some continued to operate throughout the peak, while others are just starting to reopen.  In every instance organisations have had to adopt new practices to address our new reality and constraints.

Following national and international guidance on how to allow for social distancing is one challenge but knowing how to best apply the guidance and ensuring it works as intended is another.  In most cases this guidance has and will affect the fundamental operations of any given workplace or venue – the number of people present, how they interact with each other and how they deliver their work in this context.

In response, Autodesk and Movement Strategies have partnered to share practical insights into how social distancing guidance can be practically applied, using the latest design methods and technologies, to plan the operation of facilities safely and efficiently.  

If you would like to find out how Movement Strategies can help inform your design for social distancing GET IT TOUCH with the team today.

Click below to view the recent webinar that helps explain what needs to be considered and how.

Dr. Aoife Hunt - Associate Director, Movement Strategies

Adjunct Lecturer - University of Maryland

Aoife is an Associate Director and leading specialist in people flow analysis. She has 12 years’ experience in simulating pedestrian dynamics and completed an award-winning PhD in evacuation modelling. Aoife has led numerous high-profile projects and delivered innovative technical solutions to analyse the movement and behaviour of people in buildings, stadia, and transport systems across the world.

Prof. Steve Gwynne - Research Lead, Movement Strategies

Adjunct Professor (Evacuation & Pedestrian Dynamics) – Lund University

Steve has over 25 years of experience in evacuation and pedestrian dynamics, especially in the simulation of evacuation from fire emergencies. He has worked for the Canadian / US governments, academic institutes internationally and in consultancy addressing aviation, maritime, rail, built environments and urban-scale applications. Steve is the Research Lead, co-ordinating R&D work and developing links with research and academic institutes.

Dr. Pete Thompson - Senior Principal Engineer, Autodesk

Adjunct Lecturer – Lund University

Pete has over 28 years experience in evacuation modelling, pedestrian dynamics and different forms of dynamic simulation. He wrote the pedestrian movement model Simulex for his PhD, and now works within the Autodesk Revit development team, specializing in multiple aspects of building performance and pedestrian pathway analysis. He maintains an active role in research for pedestrian movement with his connections and work at Lund University.