COVID-19 Updates
and Resources for
Facilities Planning,
Construction and Maintenance

 

As we all work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19,
Gordian is focused on protecting the health of our
employees, their families, our valued customers
and our local communities.

Have specific questions on how we’re able to help with
COVID-19 response efforts?

Gordian remains committed to being responsive to your
needs. Here are answers to some of the most common
questions our teams are receiving:

Yes, the Construction Task Catalogs® (CTCs) developed for our Job Order Contracting (JOC) programs include preset pricing for the labor, materials and equipment needed in disaster and emergency response efforts, including the Alternate Care Site program of work developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

To help agencies adhere to OSHA’s guidelines for preparing workplaces for COVID-19, Gordian’s team of Construction Cost Engineers has also developed Tasks for biohazard and infectious disease control remediation with regionalized costs applied.

Typically, clients use our Job Order Contracting (JOC) solution on renovations, repairs and straightforward new construction. In our current circumstances, the answer to this question may depend on what your state deems “essential construction.” If we can help, we absolutely will.

Here are a couple of examples of projects we’re currently helping our clients with:

  • Converting McCormick Place to a field hospital, including creating 750 self-contained units in Hall B
  • Transitioning empty units into precautionary quarantine units at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Preparing CSU campus dorms to become alternative care sites across the state of California

Existing State and Local Contracts – Gordian has Job Order Contracts in place with many municipalities, states and universities across the U.S. If you’re already partnering with us, contact your Account Manager to get started. If you’d like to see what contracts are available near you, contact us here.

Cooperative Purchasing Networks – Gordian has established local, competitively-awarded contracts through cooperative purchasing networks with our ezIQC solution. Learn more about ezIQC here.

GSA Schedule – Gordian’s Job Order Contracting Advanced solution is available on the GSA IT 70 schedule.

Yes. Around the country, local governments and school districts are using Gordian Job Order Contracting and ezIQC solutions to begin procuring renovation, reconfiguration, modification, and installation work related to CARES Act funding and COVID-19. These projects include:

  • Installation of no-touch technologies such as hands-free automatic door opening solutions, touchless faucets, garbage and recycling systems, crosswalks, hand sanitizing stations, card readers, paper towel dispensers, etc.
  • Reconfiguration of space to support social distancing guidelines.
  • Installation of anti-bacterial countertops and surfaces.
  • Removal of traditional light switches and installation of occupancy sensors.
  • Elevator modifications.
  • Upgrades and modifications to HVAC systems to reduce and filter higher levels of airborne pathogens.
  • Installation of plexiglass partitions and physical barriers in high-traffic areas.
  • Removal of soft flooring and wall finishes.

Gordian Helps Make McCormick Place an Alternate Care Facility

Watch this video to learn how we’re helping the City of Chicago
respond to COVID-19. The appearance of U.S. Department of
Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute
DoD endorsement.

Looking for specific resources for your industry? Visit
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RSMeans data Virtual Estimating Seminars

To help support you during this difficult time, we are offering virtual estimating seminars. These online courses
are aimed at improving your construction cost estimating, project management and facilities management skills.