JDS Development Group are using Virtual Badge at their $2B 111 West 57th Street Skyscraper project for safety, risk management, and liability protection — all related to COVID-19 infections. 111 West 57th Street, also known as Steinway Tower, is the largest residential tower as well as the thinnest skyscraper in the entire world. JDS Development Group is an American real-estate development group headquartered in Manhattan, NYC.
COVID-19 infections will completely put a halt to any event. Because of this, Keeneland and The Breeder’s Cup needed a way to protect their facility and the safety of all workers and attendees from COVID-19 exposure. With plastic badges, The Breeder’s Cup didn’t have a way to collect liability waiver forms or any ability to verify if an attendee had a valid COVID-19 negative test result.
Clayco had used traditional plastic IDs and pen-and-paper processes at their job-sites for years, which are slow and inefficient. When the opportunity came up to try digital ID badges, Clayco immediately realized the advantages and went with Virtual Badge.
While many businesses across the United States have been shut down due to Coronavirus, the construction industry is in full swing. Because we need to keep our job-sites open and keep everyone employed, responding effectively to the threat of COVID-19 is of utmost importance. An infected job-site most likely needs to close down, and that can result in huge issues, both financial and legal, for all parties involved.
The events of the currently unfolding coronavirus pandemic, and its ramifications for our businesses, institutions, and lives, require little introduction. As of right now, businesses and organizations are facing unique challenges that are forcing them to change their procedures. These challenges are coming above (government injunctions), from below (the safety needs of customers and clients), and within, as managers grapple with finding best practices and ensuring that operations can continue.
In the days leading up to hurricane impact, emergency managers planning for Search and Rescue operations can never have enough information. How many people will ignore mandatory evacuation orders and stay with their homes during the storm? Where are these people located? How can I reach out to these people and send them help once the storm has passed? All of these questions and more can be answered by leveraging the most powerful and ubiquitous technology available in most households today – the smartphone.