What are some site selection criteria in the Post-COVID19 world?
Several clients in search of new office space have the same concern. As an Owner’s Representative, PSG will provide SOLUTIONS to ensure their employees feel safe and healthy as they return to the workplace, and make flexible, well-planned choices when choosing a new site – consistent with short-term and long-term goals.
•It is likely the Post-COVID19 environment will demand greater fresh air flow, greater filtering of that airflow, and enhanced ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation systems.
•Review and assess the existing HVAC systems for its capabilities to provide compliance with Fresh Air distribution requirements and enhanced Fresh Airflow. Many existing older buildings may not have the airflow distribution ductwork or HVAC plant to accommodate this requirement.
•Investigate feasibility, installation, and costs of ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation systems.
•Review plumbing issues for dedicated bathrooms and installation of hands-free access and hygiene stations.
•The potential premises must accommodate the increased responsibility for the Tenant to sanitize and disinfect all surfaces in the workplace on a regular basis. This may require the Tenant to take on all janitorial services and adjust the contractual arrangement with Building Ownership.
•This new obligation for the premises might include putting in place monthly protocols to treat surfaces with a protective barrier to prevent the spread of viruses for up to 30 days with associated warranties and certification.
•Additionally, the premises might establish daily protocol for office trash and refuse disposal.
•All the above are issues to be negotiated and handled contractually in the acquisition document.
For more information on how PSG can help you prepare a safe and healthy workplace, call David Zorger at 703-932-3673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find previous Post-COVID19 articles under PSG's News Tab.