BuildCentral’s New [COVID-19] Response Feature

 In Hotel Construction, Medical Construction, Multi-Family Construction, New Construction

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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.

Dubbed COVID Response, our research team is now adding these temporary and repurposed facilities to our commercial construction, multifamily construction, hotel and medical construction databases.

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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Matt Holmes
Matt has been at BuildCentral since 2018 and oversees the marketing function at BuildCentral. He has his Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Media Sales & Management from Ball State University and has been in customer acquisition for over 20 years serving the broadcast communications, hospitality, e-commerce and AEC disciplines.
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