COVID-19: What Happens to Piping in Unused Buildings?

04/17/2020

When closed buildings reopen, occupants may face contaminated drinking water. That's because piping is at risk for corrosion, as well as the growth of microorganisms that can happen when chlorine dissipates in stagnant water and becomes less effective. Erica Walker, director of environmental policy and programs for 120Water, chats with editor-in-chief Janelle Penny about the steps facilities professionals can take now and when facilities are ready to reopen.

COVID-19 and Roofing

04/03/2020

Roofing is open for business, and roof projects can continue safely. That's the message roofing associations are emphasizing in these uncertain times. Ellen Thorp, associate executive director of the EPDM Roofing Association, joins BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny to discuss what facilities professionals should know if they need a roof repair or replacement during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also touch on the industry's letter to the White House asking President Trump to protect roofing as an essential industry.