Free downloadable 01 35 44 Biohazard Disinfection specification for design professionals to create a project requirement for disinfecting buildings and spaces after exposure to biohazards including the COVID-19 virus.
Intended to cover preliminary activities in an existing structure before other work can begin. It should not be included in new construction, but could be utilized if biohazard exposure has occurred prior to occupancy.
Specifying biohazard disinfection has inherent issues that may make issuing this work as a separate contract the best approach:
- Errors and omissions insurance for design professionals typically excludes coverage for hazardous materials and procedures.
- Most general contractors and construction managers do not have experience in this type of work.
- A general contractor or construction manager will mark up this work if it is under their umbrella, so a separate contract can result in cost savings to the Owner.
- This work must be completed before a general contractor and construction manager can begin operations in an infected structure.
For additional information on this subject refer to the documentation provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the following: