Open or closed" The status of construction sites in Canada during COVID-19 - architecture and design

Open or closed" The status of construction sites in Canada during COVID-19



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As provinces roll out emergency measures, construction sites in some parts of the country are closing, while in others, they remain open.
Construction sites are presently closed in Quebec, with the exception of sites that are expanding the capacity of the province’s healthcare system, or that are related to dispatch, security and emergency services and rental equipment. Site visits by architects are also suspended until further notice.
In PEI, construction projects that received a development permit before or on March 27, 2020 are allowed to proceed, but new projects are considered “non-essential” and may not proceed with on-site work.
Construction sites continue to operate in other parts of the county, including in British Columbia and Ontario. Ontario is referring contractors to the Canadian Construction Association’s COVID-19 standardized protocols for all Canadian construction sites. The guide calls for enhanced measures including:
Detailed tracking of worker?s status on-site and off-site are kept at all time (e.g., fit to work, sick, off-work for family caring duties, etc.). A list of all quarantined workers is updated daily and their privacy maintained.
Construction site and site trailer cleaning protocols.
All offices and jobsites implement additional cleaning measures of common areas as recommended by the CDC and PHAC. All door handles, railings and personal workstation areas are wiped down twice a day with a ...
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