Managing Remote Site Visits in the COVID-19 Era


Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
: Online - Zoom

A client asks an engineer to provide a site review remotely using telephony (e.g. FaceTime, Zoom, etc.) due to an outbreak of COVID-19 onsite which results in a policy of no site visits. The engineer is concerned that providing a review while not physically visiting the site could result in legal and safety risks. What should the engineer do?

With construction designated as an essential activity, engineering professionals are in need to leverage on virtual construction site visits to ensure that the project continues on schedule and allow for efficient real-time quality control and problem-solving. This presentation will cover an overview of various methods, technologies, and tools to support remote site visits to allow engineering professionals to continue conducting site visits during the COVID-19 era.

About the speaker:
Jose Vera, P.Eng, is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario. He possesses a professional Master’s degree in Engineering & Public Policy from McMaster University and a Certificate in Construction Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
His current role is the Manager of Standards and Practice at Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He e provided valuable information, input to discussion, and support to members of the Building Safety Technical Advisory Panel (BSTAP); Joe also managed the policy review of several recommendations in the Report of the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry and delivered workable options to meet the purpose of the recommendations.

Jennifer Lu, P.Eng.
Program Director
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