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Tag: COVID-19


Construction Processes, Procurement

Gilbane CEO: Impacts of material price squeeze will continue for years

July 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Gilbane Building Company CEO Mike McKelvy notes that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that his company has faced. Founded in 1870, Gilbane was in operation during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Now, the contractor is expanding […]


Construction Techniques

The future of construction work is hybrid?

June 28, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Effectively managing multiple crews and projects in a rapidly changing environment has always been a critical part of the construction industry. However, after the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting protocols, contractors now face a new challenge […]


News

10 COVID-19 logistics lessons for construction firms

June 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Perhaps no other major city in America felt the brunt of COVID-19 faster, or harder than New York City. That was true not only for our hospitals and healthcare workers, but for the men and women who were on the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Roundup: Protecting workers goes beyond COVID-19 protocols

June 4, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane in many areas of the country, construction employers aren’t letting their guard down when it comes to keeping their workers safe and healthy. Even though the threat of COVID-19 infection seems to be […]


News

Report: COVID-19 cost NYC construction industry $9.8 billion

June 2, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The report also points out the importance of construction unions in New York City, calling them a major driver of the city’s economy. According to the report: Each $1 spent on construction yields $1.31 spent in the city. Each $1 […]


News

22 states to end federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits

May 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Other states are also cutting off federal pandemic benefits, hoping that their unemployed residents will head back to work. As of Friday, May 21, according to CNBC, at least 21 other states are getting ready to opt out of the […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA Now Says Contractors, Other Employers Should Not Record Vaccine Reactions

May 24, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reversed course on employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations on May 21. OSHA also changed guidance that previously said employers should record all adverse reactions to required vaccinations. The new guidance gives employers a roughly one-year […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, News, Regulations

Understanding OSHA’s COVID-19 National Emphasis Program For Construction Industry

May 14, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

OSHA, as associated with the safety and health of the employees, introduced National Emphasis Program (NEP) considering the effect of COVID-19. Since the spread of pandemics has shown some significant downtime for the construction industry like other businesses, the NEP […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction projects may need a post-pandemic update

May 13, 2021

Via: ISHN

The recent pandemic has affected construction sites across America. Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become more critical than ever — especially respirators and disposable gloves. COVID-19 has forced many projects to revisit their PPE assessment. As positivity rates change, employers […]


News

Contractors consider reopening offices, vaccine mandates

April 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes in the way contractors do business. They have reevaluated and introduced new safety protocols, reorganized work schedules to accommodate social distancing and sent many administrative employees home to do their jobs. “Strangely enough, […]