With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the construction industry, ENR interviewed our CEO, Robert Costantini along with Rob Sullivan, Senior Vice President at AECOM Tishman. Hear how Spot-r is helping manage risk and add visibility to their jobsite in a new way during COVID-19.
The Spot-r tag is integrated into the hotel site’s access control system, where workers are logged as they pass through the entrance’s turnstile while wearing their tag. This had helped Sullivan’s team perform head counts, but it became especially critical when a worker with a subcontractor tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Because that individual was a foreman, they roamed the site quite a bit, and tracking where they had been in the previous few weeks would be difficult under normal circumstances in a 33-story tower site.
“I was able to pull off the [location] information from their Spot-r for the previous week, and see they were on site for 48.6 hours and how many hours on what floor at any given time,” says Sullivan. “It gave us some guidance to advise the people who think they might have had close encounters with this person during that time.”