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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The 170,000-sf replacement hospital, under construction in Uvalde, Texas, deployed a collaborative design process advocated by the project's GC Hoar Construction. Rendering and photos courtesy of Hoar Construction

Healthcare Facilities | March 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor


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Coronavirus | March 27, 2020 | AGC

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

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Coronavirus | March 27, 2020 | AIA

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

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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Healthcare Facilities | March 27, 2020 | Gensler Blog | Randy Guillot, James Crispino, and Scot Latimer

We believe that part of the longer-term answer lies not just with traditional health providers, but in the potentia...

Galleria exterior as seen from the street

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Retail Centers | March 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OMA designed the project.

Coronavirus | March 26, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Maria Ionescu

What can we learn from Singapore’s response to COVID-19? How does it impact the next generation of hospitals? 

Market Data | March 26, 2020 | AIA

New AIA task force will offer insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities.

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Market Data | March 26, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials say measure will help firms cope with immediate cash flow crunch, but industry needs compens...

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University Buildings | March 26, 2020 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Bryan Langlands, Principal, NBBJ

While student dormitories are well-suited to certain alternate healthcare uses — from housing clinical staff to tre...

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Coronavirus | March 26, 2020 | AIA

Approval for the latest relief legislation advances a number of AIA-supported measures to help meet the needs of fi...

The Cathedral designed by RBB Architects

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Religious Facilities | March 26, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RBB Architects designed the building.

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Codes and Standards | March 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Victimized company Bird Construction has defense, law enforcement contracts.

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Market Data | March 25, 2020 | IHS Markit

Survey respondents reported falling prices for five out of the 12 components within the materials and equipment sub...

RENTcafe survey of 6,000 renters March 2020

RENTCafe surveyed 6,000 renters to learn their rental plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: RENTCafe

Multifamily Housing | March 25, 2020 | Rob Cassidy |

Overview of impact of COVID-19 on construction, especially multifamily sector.

Hotel Facilities | March 25, 2020 | Tori Chang, S.E., Consulting Engineer, Connor Bruns, S.E. , Senior Consulting Engineer, and Terry McDonnell, S.E, Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Completed in 2018, the seven-story, 98-guest room hotel complements the local museums, cultural attractions, and Un...

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Coronavirus | March 25, 2020 | Plaza Construction and Central Consulting

New York City-based partnership to aid Florida healthcare systems amid COVID-19 outbreak and will continue medical...

March 25, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog | Stephen Blair and Michael Vinkler

As laboratory designers, we want to shed light on a subset of our population critical to protecting us from, and pr...

Rendering of lululemon's Vancouver HQ by Morphosis

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Office Building Design | March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The HQ’s design is meant to serve as an extension of lululemon’s core values.

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University Buildings | March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clayco will build the project.

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Codes and Standards | March 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Compliance with time-sensitive notice requirements and careful documentation required.

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Codes and Standards | March 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

House and Senate vote is nearly unanimous; law would go into effect Oct. 1.

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Market Data | March 23, 2020 | GlobalData

The impact of the virus has been felt in the UAE, where precautionary measures have been implemented to combat the...

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AEC Tech | March 23, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C's March issue features the largest and most important technological innovations across the AEC industry.

Phil Harrison, who has been Perkins and Will's chief executive since 2006, says it's too early to tell if the coronovirus will be a glance or knockout blow to the construction industry. Image: Perkins and Will

Coronavirus | March 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Phil Harrison says the virus outbreak could make more clients see the connection between design and wellbeing.

Construction business and union leaders call on government officials to include construction as an 'essential service' during shutdowns

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Coronavirus | March 21, 2020 | AGC

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, and the Presiden...

AGC's webinar series revolves around helping contractors navigate changes caused by the coronavirus. Images: Associated General Contractors of America


Coronavirus | March 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The programming, which begins Monday, will offer advice on how businesses might need to adjust during the virus....

BD+C research - The AEC industry braces for tough sledding in the coming months amid COVID-19 outbreak.jpg

BD+C’s survey drew 86 AEC respondents, more than two-fifths of whom (42.11%) expected that one or two of their current projects might be cancelled altogether, either because of deteriorating economic conditions or as part of the measures being taken to minimize the virus’s spread. Photo: Pixabay


Coronavirus | March 20, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new BD+C poll of U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction firms finds that companies are anticip...

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Coronavirus | March 20, 2020 | AGC

Coronavirus-caused slowdown contrasts with January figures showing a majority of metro areas added construction job...

AIA implores Congress to provide relief to business owners and employees



Coronavirus | March 20, 2020 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA, and EVP/Chief Executive Officer Rob...

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Codes and Standards | March 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.

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