May 26th 2020 //
The construction industry has been forced to slow its pace. Despite being an essential service, construction jobs have been lost, projects sat idle and once-thriving businesses have had to make difficult decisions. It has been difficult to watch our industry go through such a painful period.
But, in the midst of the unthinkable, we have seen the industry comply and adapt and, most importantly, we’ve observed remarkable unity across all sectors. You have jumped to attention to provide necessary support and education for one another even while experiencing your own hardships.
You didn’t think twice before asking yourselves what you could do to help the greater good. We’ve watched you offer materials to provide front-line workers with necessary PPE and sanitization, and you continue to find unique ways to support small businesses throughout your communities.
On behalf of the global Dörken family, we want to thank every laborer, business owner, and those across the building material supply chain. Without a doubt, our industry has played an integral role in managing a global pandemic.
Although it might be difficult to see amongst growing concerns, we are firm believers that these trials will make us stronger than ever before.
Now, it’s time to lead the way in economic recovery.
Reviving the Industry
As provinces and states begin to reopen and resume work, lots will need to be done to recover time and costs associated with the delays. To shorten the economic recovery process, we need to be prepared to get back to work as quickly as possible and to know ahead of time what’s available to do so. Many will go back with a fresh perspective and will be evaluating entire contractual remedies and rethinking usual business operations.
It has always been our goal to provide our customers and distributors with essential information and resources to assist in this endeavor. As part of this initiative, Dörken introduced a new learning series, Building Science Deconstructed, aimed at providing the industry with accessible and free education focused on better building practices, technology, and building science.
With the help of partners, experts, and organizations, we’re working hard to provide the latest in building science excellence. From continuing education webinars to informal coffee chats, our priority is to keep our network up to date and help them learn, so they can return to work with new knowledge in hand. Ultimately, we want to give them the skills they need to have a competitive edge and be successful.
Since its launch, more than 3,700 people have tuned into our live webinar series and watched pre-recorded videos from the industry’s most sought-after experts. Visit our new DELTA® Academy online learning hub to replay recently released footage and for more informative videos and blog posts.
If you haven’t already, subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest Building Science Deconstructed discussions.
As we continue to manage the outcome and minimize negative impacts, be assured that we are here for you. For personalized support, please contact your local Dörken Representative here.