How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry

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Coronavirus | March 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Here's the latest news BD+C editors are tracking on COVID-19's impact on the AEC industry and the real estate market.

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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.

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

LBM building materials revenue 2019

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

Coronavirus | 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

Coronavirus | April 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

Trim-Tex recently rolled out its latest vinyl corner bead innovation, Fast Edge®, promising to drastically cut down on the time and material it takes to finish drywall corners. How much can these corner beads actually save contractors? They put it to the test!

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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.

Coronavirus | April 04, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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

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.

Coronavirus | 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 many ways the heart of...

Kogniz Health temperature scan

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Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Kogniz Health

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

Market Data | April 03, 2020 | ABC

The construction unemployment rate was 6.9% in March, up 1.7 percentage points from the same time one year ago.

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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

   

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | AGC

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

Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog |

To address the need for testing in urban areas for those without vehicles, CannonDesign architect Albert Rhee creat...

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Coronavirus | April 03, 2020 | ICC

The results of the survey tell us how jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are keeping up with inspections, new buildi...

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

Coronavirus | 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

   

Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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

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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

Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

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Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | National Electrical Construction Association

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

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Coronavirus | April 02, 2020 | Rider Levett Bucknall

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

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Coronavirus | 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

   

Coronavirus | 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 lessons learned as d...

Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog | Michael Tunkey

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

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

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

Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

Market Data | April 01, 2020 | ABC

Private nonresidential spending declined 2% on a monthly basis and is down 0.7% compared to February 2019.

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Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | AGC

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

Coronavirus | April 01, 2020 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Amanda Cunningham

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

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Codes and Standards | April 01, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASTM International cancels in-person standards meetings; DOE’s National Energy Codes Conference postponed.

Rendering of mass timber Ramada Hotel

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Wood | April 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

 

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Sustainability | March 31, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Residents reap healthier indoor environment, lower utility bills.

FAAB Architecture's vertical oasis system integrates terraces of plants and microorgansms into the building's facade. Image: FAAB

Cladding and Facade Systems | March 31, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

FAAB’s Vertical Oasis System is a series of components that harvests sun power and filters the air.

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

   

Coronavirus | 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

   

 

Coronavirus | March 30, 2020 | Rob Cassidy |

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

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