Posts Tagged ‘Building Readiness’

What Checks Are Needed To Prepare Facilities Post COVID-19?

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people begin the transition back to working in office spaces. Building readiness becomes an important topic for many facility managers who will work to prepare facilities post COVID-19. What’s the best way to keep your occupants safe? What steps are needed to ready your building? While the answer to these questions looks different in every situation, we’re here to walk you through some of your options.


Building readiness as a whole stretches far beyond COVID-19 safety, but this concern requires more immediate attention. In this instance, preparation often addresses the utilization of spaces, measuring and controlling occupancy within a building, entry sites, and sanitation. The first step is assessing your options and creating a plan.


  • Readying mechanical and HVAC
  • Changing air filters
  • Bipolar ionization and air balancing
  • UV lighting
  • Low-touch or no-touch fixtures, switches/motion, sensors, doors, drawers, ADA door operators
  • Temperature screening or body thermal technology
  • Plexiglass shields

Even though the new normal may look different and can be confusing, Egan Company is here to be your resource through the transition considering equipment, systems, technology, and preventative maintenance. Safety is an integral part of our company values and we are happy to play a role in keeping your occupants safe. Connect with us to start creating your plan to prepare your facility post COVID-19.

What is a Body Temperature Verification System?

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

The process of taking body temperatures is familiar to each of us. While you may recall a thermometer under your tongue, in your ear, or on your forehead, this process is evolving. 

Today, many facilities are introducing body temperature verification systems to ensure the health and safety of its building’s occupants. Not only does this technology speed up the process time, it also decreases the need for additional personnel needed for manual screening.

Types of Body Temperature Verification Systems

Temperature verification systems provide a simple, innovative solution to screen body temperatures upon entrance to the facility. These systems vary in scope, from hand-held tools to fully integrated systems. 

The building technology team at Egan Company will help you determine the best product to fit your specific application. This integration can go even further by combining entry security systems and temperature verification solutions working together as one. One of Egan’s priorities will always be safety and as such, we continue to research and innovate ways to ensure safety of a facility and its occupants.

Upon initial consultation, our full-service process considers:

  • In-house engineering or system integration services
  • Installation by union trades personnel
  • System commissioning
  • 24/7 service


Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Building readiness and reducing touch-points for occupants has become a growing area of interest among many facility owners and managers. As our communities experience the beginning stages of stability, how should we prepare buildings? The answer to this question will look different for every organization, facility, and occupant. To help you through unfamiliar territory, we’ve assembled a list of hot topics for consideration in adding further safety precautions in your space or for its occupants.

Building Readiness

  • Inspections and/or repairs
  • Readying mechanical, HVAC, and changing air filters
  • Readying Fire/Life Safety systems

Occupied Space and Reducing Touch-Points for Occupants

  • Installing low-touch or no-touch fixtures, switches/motion sensors, doors, drawers, ADA door operators
  • Integrating temperature screening or body thermal technology
  • Installing plexiglass shields where social distancing is a challenge
  • Disabling touchscreens and considering other remote access solutions

Real estate organizations such as Cushman & Wakefield have also developed best practices to prepare workplaces for post-COVID-19 recovery. See its guide and checklist on the “Safe Six”: preparing the building, preparing the workforce, controlling access, social distancing, reducing touch-points, and communicating for confidence.

If there’s anything we can do to support your plans, contact your Egan resource or send a message.