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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 […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Update: Trump Signs Stimulus Bill With Billions, Potentially, for Construction

March 27, 2020

Via: ENR

President Donald Trump has signed the massive measure approved by Congress aimed at helping laid-off workers, financially strapped companies and a stressed health care system as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Final congressional action came on March 27, when […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Border wall construction continues with additional contract for $1.2B project

March 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Southwest, which is affiliated with Kiewit Infrastructure, was one of 12 contractors shortlisted by the Army Corps in May to bid on approximately $5 billion of border wall projects during the next five years. The work will include barriers, access […]


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 […]


Construction Techniques

Working From Home With Cloud Technology

March 24, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

As each new day brings a new state and federal guideline urging companies and employees to work remotely, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing how many construction pros work daily. No doubt, the concept of “social distancing” may […]


Sustainability

The Dotted Line: The significance of proper project documentation

March 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Whether contractors are still using paper records or have made the switch to a semi or fully paperless system, knowing which documents to collect and maintain is critical to running a construction business. In fact, many standard forms of agreement […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability, Uncategorized

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Construction Bidding & Jobsite Activity

March 23, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

It’s been 12 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaimed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. In the U.S. as of March 23, there have been approximately 38,500 cases and over 400 deaths due to the virus. That’s more than […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction can continue in New York, California and Illinois amid shutdown orders. In other regions, it’s banned

March 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

To help battle the coronavirus outbreak, governors of several states have shut down all but essential services in recent days. This has left building departments, state building associations and elected officials inundated with questions from contractors in affected areas. Heads […]


Sustainability

Coronavirus-Plus: Other Calamities Won’t Be Taking a Holiday

March 20, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Okay, I’m an alarmist. Sorry to say, but there’s a big picture to consider beyond just the coronavirus outbreak. In many nations, COVID-19 ramifications have occurred virtually overnight, attracting all the attention and lifting anxiety levels to unprecedented heights. The […]