Construction Executive spoke with our CEO, Robert Costantini, and Gilbane Building Company CIO, Jason Pelkey, about the steps they took to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic by implementing Proximity Trace.
With the proximity trace solution in place, everyone who enters a protected jobsite is issued a pager-sized device that either clips onto a shirt or mounts to a hardhat. If anyone comes within six feet of another person wearing the device, a beeping alert occurs that increases in volume with proximity. Workers can silence the alert for up to five minutes with the push of a button should they have to perform a task (for a short duration) that requires less than six feet of distance.
In addition, the proximity trace platform provides the data needed to enable efficient contact tracing, as it keeps a tracked web of each person other wearers come into close contact with throughout a site, allowing for a quick alert system should a worker test positive.
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