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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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.

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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....

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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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Coronavirus | March 20, 2020 | Joshua Theodore, ACHE, EDAC, Leo A Daly

Coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system. LEO A DALY’s health practice leader offers some inno...

Edge outdoor sky deck

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High-rise Construction | March 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The attraction is part of 30 Hudson Yards.


Life of an Architect Podcast | March 20, 2020 | Bob Borson, FAIA

So you're sitting at your desk, you’ve got your project up on the monitor and you are in the zone and crushing it,...

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Coronavirus | March 19, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Perhaps now is a good time to take a page from Monty Python's book and look on the bright side of life. So let's pu...

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Coronavirus | March 19, 2020 | Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all taking a closer look at many portions of our contracts.

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Codes and Standards | March 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contribiuting Editor

Includes recently approved position document on Airborne Infectious Diseases.

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Codes and Standards | March 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Version 2 draws on lessons from more than 20 zero carbon projects.

Coronavirus | March 19, 2020 | HGA Insights Blog | Brad Kult

Technology can help bridge the gap during the Coronavirus pandemic as higher education institutes and corporations...

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Coronavirus | March 18, 2020 | Oxford Economics

Once the disruption and uncertainty fade, the rebound in global economic activity will be strong. It’s important fo...

Coronavirus | March 18, 2020 | Gensler Blog | David G. Broz

The question for higher education is, what will the university of the future look like?

AIA: Design services saw increase in February but economic footings are rapidly shifting

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Coronavirus | March 18, 2020 | AIA

"The rapid pull-back in activity throughout the economy will obviously be felt in the design and construction secto...

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Coronavirus | March 17, 2020 | AGC

Construction firms are already taking steps to protect employees, most of whom already wear protective equipment, w...

MARS Radiology equipment in modules

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Modular Building | March 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Onsite construction was completed in two weeks.

Construction projects financed by public dollars are expected to show the strongest growth in 2020. Charts: JLL Construction Outlook

Market Data | March 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But the coronavirus has made economic forecasting perilous.

A tree grows in Stanford: CIFE, VDC, and where it all began - VIATechnik blog

The Engineering Quad at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Photo by: Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik


AEC Tech | March 17, 2020 | VIATechnik blog | Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & CEO, VIATechnik

As our industry adopts VDC as standard practice, it is important to remember where these ideas began and continue t...

Boston mayor orders shut down of construction sites due to coronavirus

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Coronavirus | March 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has ordered that all construction projects in the city be suspended in response to the sp...

Coronavirus | March 16, 2020 | Cannon Design Blog | Erica Bond Cameron McKee and Swapna Sathyan

As the potential scope of the COVID-19 outbreak has become more clear in the United States and Canada, public and p...

Coronavirus | March 16, 2020 | Stantec Blog | Nicole McLellan, David Pernitsky, and Arthur Umble

As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professiona...

Investments in ‘human experiences’ are paying off for employers

A survey of executives found that the majority sees value in investing in workplace amenities that will attract and retain workers. Image: Pixabay


Office Building Design | March 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recent survey conducted by JLL and Harvard Business Review found that more companies are giving their employees g...

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Market Data | March 16, 2020 | Grumman/Butkus

Report examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carbon footprint.

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Codes and Standards | March 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Result mostly due to more efficient use of Portland cement.

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