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Sustainability

The Economy Under COVID-19: Notes From the Trenches – April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

There are currently two crises underway simultaneously. The advance of the novel coronavirus is taking a terrible toll in terms of physical and emotional well-being. At the same time, job losses resulting from ‘social distancing’ are sending the economy into […]


Sustainability

Consultant predicts a post-coronavirus ‘construction tsunami’

April 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

President Donald Trump’s decision this week to extend the country’s social distancing guidelines until April 30 was based partly on data from statistical models that predict the peaks and plateaus of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Models like these […]


Sustainability

4 Ways to Avoid Big Construction Management Projects Mistakes

April 1, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction mistakes are a common occurrence and as expensive as a construction project is, any mistakes during the project can prove to be equally costly for the company. Moreover, when it comes to big projects, the last thing a contractor […]


Sustainability

Construction Dive survey: Tell us your tech practices during the coronavirus shutdown

April 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive would like to hear more from you, about how you’re using technology to mitigate delays and keep workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us more about what you’ve been doing by responding to questions below. We may […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

$2T COVID-19 package prioritizes relief for workers, small businesses

March 31, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has included three aid packages so far. Trump first signed an emergency supplemental spending bill March 6 making available more than $7 billion in federal assistance to government health officials and to […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

5 steps to proactively prepare your construction project to get back online after the COVID-19 crisis

March 31, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Large swathes of the U.S. population are under unprecedented shelter-in-place orders, which exempt only “essential” or “life-sustaining” workers. Some jurisdictions define construction as an essential activity, at least for now. In other jurisdictions construction activity is stopped unless it’s related […]


Sustainability

5 noteworthy megaprojects still under construction during the outbreak

March 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Across the country, some state mandates have shut down all nonessential business and request that employees work remotely wherever possible, and shelter-in-place orders have kept people from leaving their homes aside from vital errands. At the same time, even in […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

Construction workers express concerns about coronavirus, question their rights

March 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As many construction industry employers try to stay afloat during the coronavirus threat, employees are concerned about their jobs but also about the risks they could be facing if they show up to work. Some are concerned about how social […]


Sustainability

Managing a coronavirus-related project shutdown

March 27, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When a hurricane or other disaster forces the closing of a jobsite, owners and contractors can be reasonably assured that, barring severe physical property damage, everyone will be back to work in short order. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led […]


Sustainability

Healthcare expert: Open-space workplaces are relatively low risk for coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Roy said all workers capable of working remote should be doing so. Within the construction industry, however, there has been confusion over whether or not construction can or should be considered essential work or not. New York-based construction superintendent James […]