The pandemic has pushed health and safety requirements into the spotlight. Not only have local governments implemented requirements for job site safety, but contractors often took extra steps to ensure team safety and avoid outbreaks that would require construction to shutdown. OTL, a contractor specializing in water features and fountains, says that safety had always been a priority in construction, but this year, the rules evolved.

“Safety has always been OTL’s top priority and an integral part of our company. We have abided by all health codes that were in place long before COVID-19 to keep the water features we design and build clean and safe for everyone around them, including our team members who design and build them,” J. Wickham Zimmerman, CEO of OTL, tells “The pandemic has brought health issues to the forefront, and we are pleased that we have been implementing measures for quite some time to keep our water features, employees and visitors of our water features clean and safe.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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