Significant Construction Project Delays and Cancellations Due to COVID, New Survey Finds (Source: AGC News)
The coronavirus has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs and furloughs, yet it remains difficult for a majority of firms to find craft workers to hire, according to the results of a workforce survey. (Posted 9/15/20)
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Transportation Engineering (Source: ASCE)
The authors of this ASCE editorial believe that transportation engineering has a role in mitigating the negative effects of the current pandemic and future disruptive events. (Posted 7/29/20)
Senate Republicans’ Coronavirus Relief Measure Includes Provisions That Will Help Hard-hit Construction Firms Recover (Source: AGC)
Among the most promising of these provisions, according to AGC's CEO, are liability reforms so construction firms that are protecting workers from the coronavirus will not be subjected to needless litigation. (Posted 7/29/20)
The Role of Construction Technology in COVID-19 Recovery (Source: Fails Management Institute)
COVID-19 may have done more to propel the industry forward technology-wise than the massive influx of venture capital has over the last five years. What's next? (Posted 7/29/20)
What's Next for Construction & Contech after COVID-19? (Source: Forbes)
"The disruption brought by Covid-19 might just pave the way for a faster uptake of tech in the [construction] space." (Posted 7/1/20)
Safety & Readiness in Construction (Source: Occupational Health & Safety)
Jeremy Tucker, the Director of Operational Services at Bernhard, discusses S.A.F.E. work goals in the construction industry—especially during a pandemic. (Posted 7/1/20)
What Is Your Company’s Post-COVID-19 Liquidity Strategy? (Source: Fails Management Institute)
This article highlights key cash-flow management strategies for engineering and construction executives to consider in order to survive and thrive in the post-COVID-19 reality. (Posted 6/16/20)
Construction Spending Shrinks 2.9 Percent in April (Source: AGC)
Construction spending plunged in April as governmental agencies and project owners shut down ongoing work and canceled projects that were about to break ground. This is on top of news that construction employment declined in 49 states. (Posted 6/3/20)
OSHA Issues COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guidance for Construction, Manufacturing Industries & More (Source: OHS Online)
Businesses in retail, construction, manufacturing and package delivery should review recently issued industry-specific guidance from Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) as shelter-at-home orders expire and employees return to work. (Posted 5/6/20)
Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) Recommendations: COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction (Source NUCA)
The CISC plan describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, PPE and other workplace practice controls, what to do if a worker becomes sick and more. English | Spanish (Posted 5/6/20)
The Law: Construction Industry Impacts in the COVID-19 World (Source: ASCE News)
Restrictions are impacting construction jobsites throughout the world. Modern construction contracts commonly contain provisions addressing the risks of delays resulting from a force majeure. The legal landscape is changing daily. Posted 4/22/20.
How Likely is Infrastructure Spending Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak? (Source: Municipal Sewer & Water)
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have voiced support for more infrastructure spending as a part of the next COVID-19 relief bill -- a $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure as Phase 4 of the nation’s coronavirus relief plan. Posted 4/14/20.
Guidance on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response (Source: CISA)
The CyberSecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list to help officials protect their communities, ensure continuity of functions critical to public health and safety and economic and national security. Posted 4/14/20.
Public Safety Canada Designates Critical Infrastructure Workers Essential (Source: Public Safety Canada)
Public Safety Canada developed a set of functions deemed essential in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to help provinces/territories, Indigenous communities, and municipalities protect their communities while maintaining the reliable operation of critical infrastructure services and functions. Posted 4/14/20.