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First Responders: Healthcare Construction in a Pandemic

COVID-19 upended the way we all live and work. But nothing compares to the impact it has had on the healthcare sector. Not only were healthcare workers on the front lines sacrificing their health to battle the virus, but healthcare facilities and processes had to be entirely reconfigured to care for patients and protect against further infection.  As it became clear the virus was spreading worldwide, hospitals began proactively thinking about what they could do to get ahead of the predicted surge. For some healthcare clients, that meant reevaluating how they...

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Managing the New, Virtual Jobsite

While BIM and other tools have gradually helped bring virtual collaboration into construction, much of the process has continued to be done in person. But COVID-19 changed everything. With limitations on who can be on-site, virtual collaboration has become critical to keeping projects moving forward. Reality capture tools have been emerging and developing quickly in the construction industry for the last few years. Most recently, STO Building Group has been working with several of the leading technologies, including Holobuilder, OpenSpace, StructionSite, and Matterport. In Connecticut, Pavarini North East (PNE) had been testing out...

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SHARING AND CARING: Govan Brown’s Return-to-Work Strategy

As COVID-19 shifted what a “workplace” should look like, organizations across the globe have mobilized to pull together new protocols and practices for their workspaces as they consider when and how to bring back staff. In April, the Govan Brown team began discussing this very challenge with clients, many of whom really weren’t sure how to approach their return. As Govan Brown’s Toronto office organized their own return-to-work strategy, they realized they could offer those same ideas to their clients and partners. “We started working with our clients to look at their...

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TEAMWORK AT ITS BEST: Communication and Collaboration on the Job

As cities across the globe implemented stay-at-home orders and limited public activities, the construction industry (among many others) was contending with a slew of unknowns. Do we need to shut down our jobsites? Where do we find PPE? How do we practice social distancing in the confines of our sites? Despite different governments, geographies, and circumstances, Pavarini McGovern in New York and Structure Tone in Dublin shared a number of strategies for managing the ever-moving targets related to COVID-19—which ultimately helped both companies protect their jobsites, inspire their workers, and help...

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