A spartan living space inside an affordable housing unit that used to be a hotel room in a Days Inn in Branson, Mo. The developer, Repvblik, sees opportunities throughout the Midwest for such adaptive reuses of space laid vacant by the recent pandemic. Image: Repvblik
A Los Angeles-based startup sees the Midwest as most fertile for adaptive reuse.
After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield
Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.
Perkins and Will, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and Arup Group develop scalable solutions f...read more
Goodwin House, Alexandria, Va., designed by Perkins Eastman. Nine "small house" communities of 12 residents each share this courtyard, where residents can get outside during the COVID-19 quarantine. Photo: © Sarah Mechling / Courtesy Perkins Eastman
Two nationally recognized experts in the design of senior living facilities offer a 13-point pl...read more
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The five-page technical document offers methods for cleaning and sanitizing glass surfaces. ...
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing a new Re-occupancy Assessment Tool toda...read more
Responsibilities of manufacturers, distributors, and fabricators outlined.
Cities and communities will need to adjust public space to allow customers back in with distanc...read more
Shawmut Design and Construction has introduced a robust infection control plan for its jobsites, complete with employee monitoring protocols and technology. Image: Shawmut
A leading construction manager and installer certification alliance share their insights.
Data will be released on Friday, may 8 at 12 pm EDT.
All photos courtesy Holt Construction
The project is located in Paramus, N.J.
We can use this moment as a test-case to build greater flexibility into how we pursue, win and...read more
Shay Lam, TPG Architecture's Studio Creative Director, says his firm is advising its hospitality clients to methodically make changes to their designs and offerings that reasssure returning guests that the property is safe. Image: TPG Architecture
TPG Architecture recommends post-coronavirus changes in three stages.
Gilbane's Supply Chain update cautions that products shipped from certain countries are being held up because of the COVID-19 situation. Image: Gilbane Building Products
Imported products seem more susceptible to delays
Canada-based PCL Construction, which has focused lately on expanding its prefabrication capacity, has introduced two models for mobile COVID-19 testing centers that can be transported from factories by trailer and positioned on site by forklifts. Rendering: PCL Construction
The prefabricated boxes offer walk-up and drive-thru options.
Here are some practical, tactical considerations for reuniting.
Largest monthly decline in billings a direct result of pandemic response.
Construction activities in several sectors are expected to take a big hit this year as a result of delays and shutdowns related to the COVID-19 virus spread. Image: Pixabay
[Dodge survey] Contractors girding for recession.
ACF units modified from existing modular containers. Photo: PODS.
CallisonRTKL and PODS collaborate on repurposed containers for ACFs
As COVID-19 threatens to slow construction work, point cloud technology helps us work safer and...read more
The Proximity Trace system's TraceTag can be attached to a harthat. Image: Triax Technologies
Triax Technologies’ wearable Proximity Trace device can be used for contact tracing.
Sandy Lish, principal of The Castle Group, a P.R. firm with expertise in helping companies formulate their internal and external messaging during stressful situations. Images: The Castle Group
The Castle Group is partnering with leading health experts to help companies factor science and...read more
Survey asked construction firms how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting construction permitting...read more
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As our daily footprint narrows under “stay at home” measures, we must reconsider our relationsh...read more
WTAE Anchor/Sports Director Andrew Stockey (left) and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO Lisa Scales accept a check for $500,000 from 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
Pennsylvania building products supplier raises $1.2 million for Pittsburgh-area food bank.
The SMPS Foundation and Building Design+Construction are studying the impact of the co...read more
Despite the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, the overwhelming majority of renters in professionally managed multifamily housing paid all or part of their rent by mid-April. Image courtesy Pixabay.
In its second survey of 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the...read more
An aerial view of the Newton Pavilion campus, site of the first and only quarantine shelter in the Boston-area to convert a shuttered hospital for homeless patients during COVID-19 pandemic. Google Imagery/Map Data © 2020 Google
First and only quarantine shelter in Boston-area to convert a shuttered hospital for homeless p...read more
A project architect at Krueck + Sexton used a 3D printer in his apartment to produce the first batch of face shields requested by AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. Images: Krueck + Sexton
The architecture firm Krueck + Sexton is producing 100 shields for a Chicago-area hospital....
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr.
Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients