Keeping up with Construction during COVID-19

It is hard to believe that only a few months have passed since we heard the term Coronavirus. Now millions around the world are on lockdown and feeling the knock-on effects of this virus, also known as COVID-19. Our lives, jobs, and communities have been flipped upside-down and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.

Most models show that the virus is gathering steam at a steady pace in North America, especially in densely populated areas. This is a very serious matter and if we don’t listen to government and health authorities’ warnings, the virus will continue to spread for several months.

Absolutely every industry is affected by what is happening and companies are now turning to new solutions, specifically technology and digital means to continue their everyday life as best as they can. March 2020 was a very interesting time for the entire world. We are dealing with a pandemic, the scale of which has not been seen since the early twentieth century. Things that we once took for granted, like basic human interaction and travel, will not be the same for a significant time. We must take all precautions and steps to ensure our communities, provinces, states, and countries are as safe as possible. Most of North America has banned large group gatherings such as sporting events, concerts, conferences, in addition to banning visitors to nursing homes and hospitals to protect our most vulnerable.

Right now, so many of us are in survival mode and the reality is this is not going to end overnight. For those who still have jobs in industries that continue to move forward, appropriate changes have to be made in order to work and communicate effectively. Luckily, my team and I have had a lot of experience in this area. Working remotely is not new to us, but it is new to a lot of customers and how they manage their projects. We understand travel restrictions and communication gaps are tough to deal with for operations at this time. It is so important to stay connected with physical job sites and projects without being there, but keeping them moving forward is the priority. That’s why Harbr exists.

In construction, teams are typically flying around the country going to different sites and projects to touch base and view progress. Well… We know this is not realistic or attainable at the moment. To ensure projects are moving forward the industry will be forced to adopt new methods and processes.

We built Harbr because we know you cannot be on-site all the time. We know that everyone is working remotely now. Social distancing is the right thing to do and Harbr is built for work from home project management.

We are moving forward as best as we can to ensure that our customers can manage projects from afar and helping them through these adjustments is our top priority. We are releasing a Zoom integration very soon, so current and future customers can stay in touch, view updates, and stay on top of their site communication. If anyone needs any help trying to get things back on track or if you want to try out a new workflow to get through this time please let us know. We are happy to help and have a chat.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Ashley