Coronavirus

NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

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LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

King County, Wash., is converting warehouses and hotels, and building temporary structures on parking lots and sports fields, to quarantine people who, for whatever reason, can't quarantine themselves. Images: King County, Washington

April 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The county is adding 2,500 beds within a dozen Assessment & Recovery Centers that DLR Group...

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U of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects.

U of Chicago Medicine workers with face shields produced by bKL architects.

April 04, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Architecture firms from coast to coast have suddenly turned into manufacturing centers for the...

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FXCollaborative has designed iconic buildings in cities throughout the world including 4 Times Square in New York. Photo: Copyright Jeff Goldberg/Esto, Courtesy of FXCollaborative.

April 03, 2020 | Guy Geier FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, Managing Partner, FXCollaborative Architects

Density may make it easier for the virus to spread, but let’s not forget that cities are in man...

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Kogniz Health temperature scan

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April 03, 2020 | Kogniz Health

System continuously scans crowds for fever as they enter facilities to locate and isolate risks...

27% of construction firms report layoffs amid COVID-19 outbreak, says AGC

AGC officials are calling for additional federal measures to help avoid further layoffs. Photo: Pixabay

   

April 03, 2020 | AGC

The fast-worsening COVID-19 pandemic has triggered layoffs at more than a quarter of constructi...

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To address the need for testing in urban areas for those without vehicles, CannonDesign archite...

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April 03, 2020 | ICC

The results of the survey tell us how jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are keeping up with ins...

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Ashraf Fahmy, CallisonRTKL's chief financial officer, comes to the position at a time when the firm is focused on greater leveraging of its offices worldwide. Image: CallisonRTKL

April 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Customer service across the globe remains No. 1 priority, says new CFO.

HMC is using Ultimaker 3D printers to produce mask parts remotely

HMC Architects is using Ultimaker 3D printers to produce mask parts remotely. Photo: HMC

   

April 02, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

HMC staff is producing 3D-printed parts from their homes as they self-isolate.

Coalition DIY prototype face masks

Coalition DIY prototype face masks

April 02, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Coalition formed to make DIY face masks for healthcare workers in COVID-19 settings.

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SafetyTek Software's Workforce Health Analysis includes a dashboard that allows managers to track which workers are sick or able. Image: SafetyTek Software

April 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to keep construction projects moving forward at a time when jobs are being postpone...

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April 02, 2020 | National Electrical Construction Association

The new loan program will help small businesses with their payroll and other business operating...

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April 02, 2020 | Rider Levett Bucknall

While total crane count holds steady, turbulent economic conditions indicate a recession-based...

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How is the coronavirus outbreak impacting your firm's projects?
April 01, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Please take BD+C's three-minute poll on the AEC business impacts from the coronavirus outbreak....

What can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic?

By 2030, experts are almost certain that climate change’s effects will begin to resemble a continuous pandemic, threatening daily life in our cities and suburbs and on our farms–droughts, floods, fires, heat waves, and tropical diseases spreading north. Photo: Pixabay

   

April 01, 2020 | Jerry Yudelson, LEED Fellow

The coronavirus pandemic will soon end, soon be in the rear-view mirror, but we can still take...

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April 01, 2020 | Michael Tunkey

Here are three reasons to encourage sewists coast to coast to keep their foot on the pedal.

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TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms.

April 01, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

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April 01, 2020 | AGC

Survey finds contractors face shortages of materials and workers, delivery delays and cancellat...

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April 01, 2020 | Amanda Cunningham

If your cleaning teams use bleach to disinfect buildings from Coronavirus, will you put your LE...

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As cities scramble for hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients, Leo A Daly offers a hotel-to-hospital solution

This cutaway rendering shows some of the changes that would need to be made to convert a hotel room to a hospital room capable of handling patients infected with the coronavirus. Images courtesy of LEO A Daly

   

March 31, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm has devised three conversion models, for different levels of healthcare required.

Open-plan offices in the age of COVID-19

Open-plan set-ups like this are common in about 70% of U.S. office workplaces. Photo courtesy Pexels

   

 

March 30, 2020 |

COVID-19 has designers worrying if open-plan offices are safe for workers.

March 30, 2020 | Marcene Kinney

Overcoming isolation isn’t just about the technological face to face, it is about finding meani...

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COVID-19 innovation: Setting parameters for hotel-to-hospital conversions

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March 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

tvsdesign breaks down different room types and how they might help free up hospital beds for co...

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March 30, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials say new federal guidance should signal to state and local officials the...

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March 27, 2020 | AGC

After 42 states added jobs in February, coronavirus is taking a swift and severe toll on the in...

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March 27, 2020 | AIA

Two thirds of architecture firms report slowing or stoppage of projects due to COVID-19.

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