Gary Todd

Sr. Project Manager, Cumming, Sacramento, CA

“We’ve actually been increasing the workforce on my project, which is a data center. It’s deemed an essential facility and so work continues.”

Is the number of workers on your project holding steady or have there been changes?

We’ve actually been increasing the workforce on my project, which is a data center. It’s deemed an essential facility and so work continues.

Have your daily tasks and/or role changed as a result of the impacts of COVID-19?

Normally I travel once a week for my project, to meet with people and walk the site, but instead I’m doing virtual meetings now.

How is the project schedule being impacted? What are some of your solutions to help alleviate schedule issues?

The building we are constructing ties into an existing building, and our client has stopped workers from entering that existing building, which is making things difficult to complete. I’m currently working with the client to get a plan together on how to keep moving and get it done.

How is morale on the project? Any insight into how to maintain team member morale during a time like this?

Our workers are fine, no major concerns, but the GC workers are not doing great. They are facing a different situation since so much of their work must take place onsite.

Are there any particular people or companies you feel deserve a shout-out due to their extraordinary efforts in navigating this situation?

Urbaser, which is a global environmental management company — they jumped right out and directed all personnel to work from home and have been paying everyone. Not every company has that luxury, unfortunately, but that stood out to me. They have been checking in and communicating frequently as well, which every company can do.

2020-04-01T12:19:47-07:00