Escape Room: Building Chaos Virus Threatens Planet

According to recently uncovered blog postings, an engineer and commissioning provider has created a computer virus that is designed to shock the populace and inspire immediate action in response to global warming concerns. The engineer, using the pseudonym “Mr. X”, developed the virus as part of a plan to spike carbon emissions and the warming of the planet with the ultimate goal of scaring policymakers to action. After validating the legitimacy of the virus and its potential to rapidly increase emissions, climate scientists’ fear that once implemented the impact will be irreversible. This contradicts Mr. X’s published objective of a short-term spike that leads to long-term reductions in emissions and average global temperature. Most experts are not convinced, and the few that are not panicking are working every conceivable strategy to stop the virus.

Can you stop the virus days before the headline, “Building Chaos Virus Threatens Planet”, is printed? You’ll be given the opportunity at the BCxA Conference in Nashville. The scenario is part of a building-commissioning-based escape room activity. Gather a team of ten or fewer people and take on this collection of puzzles that all lead to your ultimate objective: stopping the building chaos virus.

Room Location: Cheekwood F

Sign-up today! Space is limited!

How to Sign-Up: When you register for the conference make sure you select the time you want to attempt to stop the virus. Then let your smart friends know when you are scheduled so they can register during the same time slot. Each group will have 10-12 guests working to save the day and become the heroes of the planet!

Time Slots: The Escape Room is a 65-minute activity.

Tuesday, October 16th

  • 10:15am – 11:15am
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 17th

  • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Escape Room: Building Chaos Virus Threatens Planet


If you are new to escape rooms, these team-building activities do not allow participants to access tools (screwdrivers) or resources (the Internet). You must depend completely on the knowledge and ability of you and your teammates. Because of expected demand, we are prohibiting any repeat visitors to the escape room.

Escape Room Rules:

  1. Escape room participants agree to put safety first when attempting the Building Chaos Virus Escape Room.
  2. Escape room participants agree to not share information about specific puzzles and their solutions with anyone including other BCxA conference participants. Remember that what happens in the escape room stays in the escape room.
  3. Escape room participants agree to assemble at the designated location at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled time slot.
  4. Escape room participants agree to surrender their cell phones, cameras, keys and other tools before entering the escape room. Use of these items during the escape room is prohibited. These possessions will be secured in the escape room (but cannot be accessed) during this activity.
  5. The computers located in the escape room are accessible but cannot be used to access the Internet.
  6. Participants are not to move the case with the countdown clock or remove the postings on the walls.
  7. Participants are allowed to bring a notepad and a writing utensil into the escape room.
  8. The escape room is a one-hour activity. Teams unable to finish in an hour will be asked to abruptly stop when the one-hour time limit is met.
  9. Escape room participants understand that they we will reward the team that completes the “Building Chaos Virus” Escape Room the fastest at BCxA Conference.
  10. Clues are available from the escape room facilitator. However, each clue given will add 2 minutes to the teams’ final escape room time. Teams are allocated a maximum of 13 clues.
  11. Teams are also able to request a “pass” on certain escape room puzzles. Teams are allocated a maximum of 2 passes. Any team that elects to use a “pass” is out of the running for fastest time completing the Building Chaos Virus Escape Room.
  12. Escape room clues and passes will be dispensed only when requested.