Coronavirus has impacted every aspect of our lives, from the way we work, to the way we shop. Operating in a virtual world is tricky. Limiting physical contact presents a real challenge for the property industry, especially as much of the work to keep projects going revolves around being on site.
We have always been an advocate for developing new technology and enhancing the systems we use to make them more efficient. Whilst working from home and being unable to go to site has impacted how we operate, we already had the tools and technologies in place to enable us to keep working almost as we were before the pandemic.
By using drones, we’re able to conduct highly detailed surveys, and discuss the findings of the surveys via video call. We’ve also got high resolution cameras that capture building detail and enable us to build 3-D models, capturing information and allowing us to conduct virtual tours.
Our dilapidations and lease events experts are perfectly placed to help guide landlords and tenants through this time. Advising clients on what they can do when they can’t get into properties during lockdown, dealing with L&T matters ‘blind’, and the potential legal issues they need to know about.
Our project management, cost management and health and safety teams are providing advice and guidance on how to manage site closures – the situations that might arise when a site closes, what employers need to look out for, and the key actions for contractors.
In fact, across each of our services we are finding ways to help our clients navigate these challenging times and tackle common tasks during the Coronavirus restrictions.
With our teams across the UK, Ireland and Europe working from home, we are in regular contact with our people via video conferencing, our intranet and email, to make sure everyone is updated on company news and guided through this period. We are also sharing useful information of how we can look after our mental and physical fitness during the COVID-19 lockdown. Our people are at the centre of what we do, and we want to ensure everyone feels connected, safe and appreciated in a time like this.
Business as usual, but with a twist – it’s the Hollis Way.