BuildCentral’s New [COVID-19] Response Feature
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Municipalities have started to react to the influx of new COVID-19 patients overwhelming ERs and ICUs.
They are building temporary hospitals and repurposing existing convention centers and hotels to handle the patient overflow.
BuildCentral has responded by developing a new construction type for its construction lead data products.
Medical facilities make up the bulk of projects, but hotels, arenas, convention centers and multifamily projects are also included. We will not be reporting on tents at this time.
Please watch this space for ongoing updates.
UPDATE: March 26, 2:55 PM CT
A snapshot of some early findings:
- As of now, we see 9 hotels across the country being repurposed for quarantine housing. Illinois leads with 5. California has 3 and Vermont has 1.
- 6 convention centers have been repurposed as temporary hospitals. All but one are on the east coast, the exception being in California.
- The United Center in Chicago will be used as a temporary logistics hub. Javits Center in New York City is being repurposed as a temporary hospital.
This blog will be updated regularly.
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