Project Planning and Construction Does Not Need to Stop During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 25th, 2020 | in Siding and Paneling, Metal Fabrication
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been going on now since early 2020. For some it is considered a lost year.

The construction industry is still moving forward steadily. By practicing social distancing, and with most of the work outside, construction has stayed a steady course.

Also, much of project planning can be taken care of at home because construction software allows for much of the work, and especially planning and preplanning to be done at home, away from a job site. As long as employees and builders have good connectivity, they can consider to build, and in fact, real estate prices have been rising in Canada, alarmingly so in some areas.

Here are important tips to consider:

1. Prioritize the health of your employees:

Keep your workers safe. Allow ready access to hand sanitizers and place notices everywhere that people should wash their hands. Make sure employees have appropriate masks available. Do your meetings over video conferencing. If someone feels unwell, let them stay home.

2. Building the proper infrastructure for the home workplace:

If employees work at home, make sure they have the appropriate technological resources to perform their work and connect with coworkers. There are things like PC's, WIFI, a VPN, a smartphone, and access to the construction software. 

3. Get up to speed or work-sharing apps and software

Employees may need training on your software of choice. Be sure to let them have access to training. They will be much more productive if they understand the software.

Many employees are happier working at home. Use this crisis to your advantage. You may be surprised to find your employees are super productive with the right tools.

For metal fabrication, steel flashings, and other sheet metal work, just contact us. We are hard at work.

Since 2004, Klassen Building Supplies has been a leader in sheet metal fabrication, supply, and installation in the Vancouver area. Klassen also does considerable custom metal work.

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