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Construction Industry Weekly News Recap – August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s top news and happenings in the construction industry. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the interesting local, regional, and national stories about construction to keep you better informed of the […]


Sustainability

High-speed rail projects move forward despite coronavirus

August 14, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

With more people working remotely, transportation agencies have found themselves with less revenue, which could mean fewer expansions of commuter transit services and a diminished ability to stay current with maintenance. In New York City, for example, Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]


Sustainability

Readers Respond: 44% of respondents had a co-worker test positive for COVID-19

August 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Total coronavirus case counts continued to grow this week, with 5.2 million recorded in the U.S. since March, leading to nearly 166,000 deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, construction workers who were deemed essential and continued to report to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Strategies for Embracing Flexibility in Construction Management

August 12, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The construction industry can be volatile and unpredictable at the best of times. With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, construction work is taking a hard hit. Projects are getting delayed and even canceled as regions open and close to […]


Sustainability

Study finds COVID-19 protocols led to a 7% loss on construction projects

August 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The study looked at productivity data for more than 113,000 labor hours performed by mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors from January through May 2020 at commercial construction jobsites ranging from high rise apartments to K-12 school projects, government facilities, food […]


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Another bird-friendly building mandate for the East Coast

August 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Maryland’s Howard County Council passed a bird-safe building mandate last month, the second law of its kind on the East Coast, following New York City’s legislation that passed in December. Howard County is home to hummingbirds, cardinals, woodpeckers and doves, […]


Sustainability

Decent, but Decelerating, U.S. Jobs Recovery in July

August 7, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

In July, according to the Employment Situation report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the total number of jobs in the U.S. climbed by 1.8 million (after gains of 4.8 million in June and 2.7 million in May) […]


Sustainability

Maryland transit officials say they will manage Purple Line project

August 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

“Our focus is on ensuring the Purple Line gets completed,” said Erin Henson, director of the office of public affairs for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in a statement emailed to Construction Dive. “Even as settlement discussions continue, the […]


Sustainability

Readers Respond: COVID-19 has increased competition among contractors

August 6, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S., contractors have been increasingly nervous about maintaining and building their backlog of work as jobs in some areas and sectors are put on hold or canceled. To build their books, many firms […]


Sustainability

Designing & Building a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

August 5, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Social distancing may feel surreal in the beginning—coworkers avoiding physical contact, people separated by partitions, everyone wearing masks. It might even seem a little lonely with a lot of our coworkers still forced to work at home as organizations ramp […]