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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 10, 2020

Singapore's newest residential district and CannonDesign unveils COVID Shield.

June 10, 2020 |

1. Two 56-story prefabricated towers will make up Singapore’s newest residential district (BD+C) 
"Avenue South Residences will be an innovative and eco-conscious residential district in Singapore anchored by two, 56-story skyscrapers nestled among five historically preserved buildings."

2. Going viral: How the coronavirus pandemic could change the built environment (BD+C) 
"Architecture and construction firms—and their clients—are asking new questions about infection control as it pertains to people assembly, building wellness, and technology."

3. NFPA develops business reopening checklist for fire and life safety measures (NFPA) 
"The new checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety as businesses prepare to re-open amid the coronavirus pandemic."

4. CannonDesign unveils COVID Shield (CannonDesign) 
"The COVID Shield can be assembled as a single unit or connected to others, to form a modular pavilion of testing stations. Its flexibility and easy alteration allow it to adapt to fast-changing testing protocols, and a variety of site footprints."

5. Survey Finds May Was Better Than April For Commercial Real Estate Developers (GlobeSt)
"There was only one metric that got worse from April to May: The number of respondents who see delays in financing. Otherwise, coronavirus impacts on projects got slightly better for every metric that the survey measured."

6. Coronavirus Downdraft Has Airports Scaling Back Renovation Plans (WSJ) 
"San Francisco, Orlando and Heathrow delay or reduce construction projects; ‘it simply wasn’t required that we do it right now’"



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