Demand for cold storage and fulfillment centers is through the roof. Some developers have adjusted their plans, hedging their bets by changing hotels and office blocks under construction into mixed-purpose buildings. Others are playing the long game, taking advantage of low occupancy rates to undertake renovations or conversions.
As these requirements shift, contractors need to catch up.
That means keeping on top of new health and safety demands, like HVAC units with built-in HEPA filters and other interventions designed to prevent viral spread. On a larger scale, it means exploring fresh approaches to construction management that shorten schedules, minimize risk and accommodate change requests – no matter how complex.