5 must reads for the AEC industry today: April 29, 2020

A new Human performance Center and Construction employment declines in 99 metro areas.

April 29, 2020 |


1. Dixie State University's new Human Performance Center (BD+C)
"While it may sound like the name of the building where Ivan Drago trained for his fight against Rocky Balboa, the Human Performance Center is actually the new home for the school's academic programs in Health and Human Performance such as exercise science, sports management, and health administration."

2. 4 next-gen technologies that are changing construction today (Skender)
"For most of the last decade, emerging technologies designed to transform the built environment weren’t much more than fun toys to play with. They lacked sophistication and the ability to promote true efficiency and accountability or analyze data."

3. Construction employment declines in 99 metro areas in March from 2019 (AGC)
"Construction employment declined in 99 out of 358 metro areas from March 2019 to last month as the coronavirus pandemic triggered the first shutdown orders and project cancellations, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials urged federal and state officials to boost investments in infrastructure to help put more people to work amid rising unemployment levels."

4. Construction will resume Friday across Pennsylvania, but crews will have new rules to follow (Centre Daily Times) 
"Following a push from state legislators, Gov. Tom Wolf announced last week that all public and private construction projects would reopen May 1 — as long as companies follow safety regulations meant to protect employees from COVID-19."

5. (re)entry: A framework for working in the next normal (JLL)
"To ensure we are ready to navigate what’s next, it’s vital that we (re)activate our spaces to balance health, safety and financial implications. And that we continue to (re)spect each other’s well-being. Preparedness, agility, and resilience will be key."

 

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