Site Impacts: Effects of the Pandemic on Field Operations and the Metrics of Building Construction

The congested urban building site has long been the center of demanding logistical considerations and high costs; the place where the success or failure of a project is often determined. For no stakeholder is this truer than for the building facade contractor. Yet, the complexity in this field of operations has been considerably amplified in the wake of Covid-19 where a diminished work force and the rigors of social distancing are dramatically impacting site productivity. Some contend that the post-Covid AEC industry will be fundamentally recast. With experts from leading builders active in NYC, this session will explore the near-term and long-term impacts of this new order.


Gerald Bianco, PE

Senior Vice President, Lendlease

Roberto Bicchiarelli

Business Development Manager - Lead Concept Designer, Permasteelisa

Jeff Heymann

Vice President, Business Development, MiTek

Jamil Lacourt

Executive Vice President and Director of Construction, L&L Holding Company, LLC

Peter Myers

Iron Workers Local 580