ECA Ottawa

Month: July 2020

OTTAWA ENTERS STAGE 3

The provincial government announced that as of Friday, July 17 at midnight, Ottawa will officially enter Stage 3 of the reopening framework.  This includes an expansion of people gather from 10 to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.  Restaurants, gyms, movie theatres live shows, festivals, sporting activities,  open houses, casinos, bath houses  and more will now open.  Remember to maintain social distancing, wash your hands and wear a mask when inside to ensure we continue to keep this pandemic at bay. Click here to read the full press release from the provincial government.

PANDEMICS & CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY

Quantifying the Impact

July 06, 2020 – ELECTRI-INTERNATION, a research and education  group for the electrical construction industry. They have just finished a report on the impact of Covid-19 has had on construction productivity.  This is an excellent report to reference when costing change orders or the overall cost to contractors due to this pandemic. ” Early measurements of the impact of this pandemic suggest that construction productivity has been impacted by nearly 20%.” It is vital to consider this when bidding on work going forward. To read the report please click here.