Operational continuity of critical buildings and organizations in turbulent times through new crisis platform
Governments in all countries are taking far-reaching measures to contain the Covid19 virus and to protect the health of its citizens. Some maintenance companies and suppliers are therefore being forced to close their doors temporarily, which could jeopardize the operational continuity of buildings and organizations.
The consultancy Arcadis, software supplier Spacewell, innovation partner Made and communication partner Social Seeder have therefore jointly launched the online platform www.B2Building.help. The international platform is a digital reporting point for urgent interventions by companies with a critical mission, such as hospitals, rest homes, retail chains, distribution centers, inter-municipal companies, etc.
The reporting point is also permanently staffed and aims to be the link between these organizations on the one hand and maintenance companies and suppliers who can easily register on the platform on the other.
Arcadis, Spacewell and Made have previously worked together on facility management and consultancy for the maintenance of buildings and infrastructure. They felt the need to bring their expertise and connections together in these times of crisis.
Dirk Vanderlinden, of Arcadis states, “both within Arcadis and in cooperation with our partners, we feel that our solidarity towards other companies is very great. With this platform, we hope to relieve critical organizations of potential problems that could jeopardize their operation, at a time when we need them most during this Corona crisis.”
“As Spacewell, we are happy to contribute our FM expertise and software to this platform. In these turbulent times, it will help organizations with a critical mission to ensure operational continuity,” adds Eric Van Bael, CEO of Spacewell.