Since the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease was first mentioned early in 2020, Real Projectives® quickly learned, adapted, and planned future and ongoing transition steps to address the issues of our employees and our client’s projects.
For our work environment, we implemented a work flexibility policy early on while we educated ourselves on what the virus is and related risks of spread and illness. Since our production and communication systems were already flexible to enable travel, our employees have kept working with little missed beats. While Maryland was under a stay-at-home order, we developed a written transition plan to modify work schedules and improve our office environment including:
- extra cleaning and sanitization of high-touch surfaces,
- removing shared items that were not necessary,
- adjusting workspaces to allow for proper physical distancing and reduced capacity,
- requiring all employees who travel to be fully vaccinated,
- and adding higher quality air filtration and UV-C treatment to our air-handling systems.
In addition, Real Projectives® has been involved with a Food Purchase Program enabling employees to contribute to food pantries while being fully reimbursed by Real Projectives®. We’ve already surpassed $ 10,000 in charitable donations to assistance programs and local restaurants, and will continue to do so until this pandemic is over.
We are currently working at full strength, and growing, via a combination of virtual/home, office and occasional travel around the U.S. to visit project sites and attend meetings when needed.
For our clients, we have tackled a myriad of project situations due to being in different states and types, some of which were always deemed essential and kept going while others were completely shut down for many weeks. Our services adjusted to help prepare jobs for closure and restart, consulting on COVID safety and health programs, to diligently tracking shortages of materials, equipment, and labor, to negotiating change orders due to time and cost impacts.