Todd Lofgren, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Skanska USA Building, spoke with Construction Dive about how Skanska adapted to COVID-19 safety requirements to continue work on the University of Delaware’s Worrilow Hall project. In addition to increased health screenings and virtual walk-throughs instead of in-person check-ins, the project team used split shifts to increase distance between workers.
From Construction Dive:
One concern we have is the impact of COVID-19 on our manufacturing partners, and how that will impact their ability to deliver materials on time. As construction sites re-open across the country, this process may be even more unpredictable and could have the potential to slow down construction.
Our other concern remains where it has always been — maintaining the safety of our workers. The coronavirus pandemic has required us to increase our already heavy focus on safe working conditions. We must ensure that everyone remains diligent wearing face masks and barriers, even as we enter the warmer summer months.
Todd Lofgren, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Skanska
Other GBCA members working on this project include the following:
- EDA Contractors, Inc.
- Eureka Metal & Glass Service, Inc.
- Healy Long & Jevin
- Mayfield Site Contractors, Inc.
- Philadelphia D&M