With many buildings being currently vacant or at low occupancy, it’s a favourable time to conduct assessment work, either for regulatory compliance, or to support planned maintenance or construction projects. Servicing vacant spaces allows your assessment consultant to be more efficient, which results in identifying environmental issues quickly and facilitating decisions to complement project planning.
The current pandemic provides building owners and maintenance officials with a unique opportunity. Many types of building enclosure renovations, retrofits and repairs in normal times, require significant coordination to ensure the safety of tenants and building occupants. Noise, dust and other conditions that occur during construction can cause disruption to the workplace. Contractors make accommodation for these situations by scheduling work after hours which results in premium pricing. Now, many commercial, institutional and industrial buildings have been temporarily vacant as workers are told to shelter and work from home. Projects like roof replacement, glazing replacement, parking garage repairs, parking surface upgrading, interior tenant improvements can be undertaken safely and efficiently during regular hours given the absence of occupants.
If you have projects that are budgeted but have stalled, perhaps it is time to take advantage of these unique circumstances. Consider using this pause as an opportunity to move forward efficiently and economically on the following services:
- Property Condition Assessments
- Asbestos Assessments & Re-Assessments
- Hazardous Materials Surveys and Designated Substance Surveys
- Indoor Air Quality Investigations
Pinchin continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 closely and update our safety procedures accordingly. Rest assured that Pinchin will conduct all site work in a manner that ensures the well-being of our clients, their staff and operations.
For further information on how we can help you and your business during this time, please contact your local Pinchin team or call us toll-free at 1-855-PINCHIN (746.2446).
We are all in this together. Stay safe!