Rich Cavallaro, EVP-New York division leader, at Gilbane Building Co., spoke with New York Real Estate Journal about the steps the company is taking to reopen jobsites in NYC.
The construction industry has always been a key driver of the economy and now as New York begins its phased economic reopening after being paused by the novel Coronavirus pandemic, construction will be a leader in New York’s revitalization. Under governor Cuomo’s “New York Forward Plan,” construction sites will be among the first workplaces to reopen in New York, playing an essential role in getting tens of thousands of New Yorkers back to work.
Being at the forefront of New York’s reopening efforts brings added responsibility. Construction management firms must take proactive steps to instill confidence among workers, subcontractors, clients and government partners that we will keep our sites safe and implement best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.