School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


2 Mar 2023

Covid-19 air quality study wins national industry award

A photo of Professor Malcolm Cook and the AIRBODS team receiving their award at the CIBSE awards ceremony.


A Loughborough University-led study that has created the first ever guidance on how to design and operate non-domestic buildings to minimise the spread of airborne viruses has won a national industry award.

The government funded AIRBODS (Airborne Infection Reduction through Building Operation and Design for SARS-CoV-2) project helped get large-scale events back up and running following the Covid-19 lockdown.

The study won the Learning and Development category at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards. The annual honours recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment.

The AIRBODS project was led by Professor Malcolm Cook, in partnership with University College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham, the University of Sheffield, London South Bank University and Wirth Research. 

Athena Swan Bronze award

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