Construction Dive spoke with Suffolk Construction Company and Consigli Construction Company to hear the steps they’re taking to reopen construction sites in New York City.
Two pieces of technology that Suffolk will deploy on its New York City projects, as well as others around the country, are FLIR thermal cameras and Triax wearable monitors, Avolio said.
FLIR cameras, he said, help to supplement the general contractor’s temperature taking efforts by detecting fevers through nonphysical means, which makes it possible for workers to complete temperature readings while maintaining social distancing. Suffolk places the wearable monitors, which sound alarms when workers are within 6 feet of each other, on workers’ hard hats. The data from the monitors also aids in contact tracing if a worker tests positive.