CAPRE Exclusive: New York Building Owners Discuss Pandemic Disruption and Strategies to Reopening

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted many aspects of American life. However, in a return to normalcy in conjunction with the vaccine rollout, many commercial buildings are attempting to reopen. The steps to reopening commercial assets in a safe and effective manner are no easy task – and were the key discussion area of CAPRE’s latest virtual event, Safely Preparing Your Facility For Employee And Visitor Re-Entry, on December 15, 2020. The virtual event  covered touchless biometric security access, antimicrobial solutions, among other innovative methodologies, and kicked off the virtual gathering with remarks from Andrew Graham, Director of Data Center Solutions for the Critical Environments Group, who also co-moderated the rest of the digital discussion alongside CAPRE's Founder & CEO, Brian Klebash. Graham shared some insights learned from helping his clients implement best practices with regard to safely returning to work. "We've been helping our clients ready their facilities, protect their facilities. Most of our mission critical clients have remained open, and certainly they've had to do things like reduce staff and extend regular maintenance," he intimated. "That has caused some issues, not just for our clients, but across the industry." Graham then emphasized that there is no silver bullet for a safe return for staff and visitors, and even the best of best practices need to be customized based on an organization's particular situation.. "The vast majority of workers do want to return to the office full-time," he shared, basing…