Non-Essential Construction Sites May Begin Staging Activities

Posted on June, 1 2020

Last night New York Empire State Development (ESD) released updated guidance related to recent Executive Orders for workforce reductions. Non-essential construction sites may start staging activities ahead of construction resuming per the Governor’s New York Forward plan Phase 1.

NYC Department of Buildings guidance on construction staging does not yet exist. As per ESD guidance staging activities include, “an in-person workforce may be present on-site to:

  • Clean, sanitize, and/or disinfect common and work areas;
  • Test run hoists, elevators, cranes, and other equipment;
  • Establish new and multiple entrances/exists to control the movement of personnel and allow for health screening, including temperature taking;
  • Install hand hygiene/wash stations or retrofit existing ones with touchless faucets and dispensers;
  • Install health screening stations or devices at entrances;
  • Affix social distancing, hygiene, and cleaning/disinfection signage, including posters, markers, and directional arrows;
  • Deliver and stockpile personal protective equipment (e.g. face coverings, face shields, gloves); and
  • Order, unload, and rough set materials that specialty contractors or subcontractors need to perform work (e.g. structural supports, piping, conduits, drywall).”

Be sure to read the full ESD guidance on essential business activities.

As more information becomes available we will continue to update our newsletter and website, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with your project.

To see the latest information released from the Department of Buildings monitor their COVID-19 response page.