It’s a fact: COVID-19 is disrupting construction. This is a moment that calls on each of us to do what our community does best: Take care of each other in times of crisis.
As we all navigate these challenging times, NHEO Institute remains strong in our mission to shape the future of the construction industry. The intent of COVID-19 in the Construction World initiative is to share what NHEO community members are doing in response to the current situation, since we are all in this together.
While everyone is concerned about their people’s health and safety as well as the state of the economy, it’s great to see all of us coming together during this difficult period and remaining positive.
Sign up to attend the upcoming webinar, NHEO Talks Roundtable: COVID-19 Response We're here for each other, taking place on Saturday March 28 at 11am Central time. We will be producing more educational webinars in English and Spanish the near future.
Thanks and stay healthy. If you want to share your perspective please feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
NHEO Institute is taking action to minimize the risk of spreading the COVID-19 and to ensure business continuity. We are focused on safeguarding the health and safety of our team, their families, our community members and partners, and the communities we serve.
Q: What is NHEO Institute doing to make certain it’s prepared to continue normal business operations should the COVID-19 outbreak further escalate?
A: We’ve taken a number of precautionary measures to minimize the risk of exposure by, among other things, suspending all business travel and on-site meetings, and mandating that all team members work from home.
Q: Has NHEO Institute implemented any restrictions regarding its business travel policy?
A: We have suspended all business travel and all on-site engagements. All team members are mandated to work from home and have access to collaborative technology.
We’re following guidance from the appropriate authorities in each of the jurisdictions in which we operate, in order to protect the health of our employees and their families, our community members and partners, and the communities we serve.
Q: What steps is NHEO Institute taking to make sure its team will be available to assist members with questions and other issues?
A: Our teams are globally distributed in multiple time zones and can readily shift rotations to ensure you receive the same level of support you have come to expect from NHEO Institute.
Q: What happens if a NHEO Institute employee contracts coronavirus, is quarantined, and unable to meet in-person?
A: Our team members are used to working in a remote environment. We are confident that if a NHEO Institute team member were to fall ill, we can very quickly transfer their work to a healthy member with little to no impact. Additionally, we use many virtual collaboration technologies, including video conferencing.
Q: If NHEO Institute cancels on-site training classes and events, will there be a virtual option available?
A: With a lot of our educational training and events already conducted remotely, we are confident in our ability to transition 100 percent of our training programs to a virtual environment. Our team is used to working in a remote environment and very experienced at hosting virtual meetings