Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has severly impacted the $800 billion U.S. commercial and institutional construction industry. Since March 2020, Building Design+Construction has dedicated significant editorial resources to research and report on breaking news, industry reports, and trends and innovations related to COVID-19 and its short- and long-term impacts on the nation's architecture, engineering, construction, and building owner/developer firms. This news channel includes more than 100 coronavirus-related news posts. For more coronavirus news, check out our newsfeed: COVID-19 and real estate: How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry.

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March 23, 2020 | GlobalData

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

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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

March 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

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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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March 21, 2020 | AGC

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandhe...

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

   

March 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

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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

   

March 20, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

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AIA implores Congress to provide relief to business owners and employees

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March 20, 2020 | AIA

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

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March 20, 2020 | AGC

Coronavirus-caused slowdown contrasts with January figures showing a majority of metro areas ad...

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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 lea...

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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...

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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 ou...

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March 19, 2020 | Brad Kult

Technology can help bridge the gap during the Coronavirus pandemic as higher education institu...

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March 18, 2020 | Oxford Economics

Once the disruption and uncertainty fade, the rebound in global economic activity will be stron...

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March 18, 2020 | 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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March 18, 2020 | AIA

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

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March 17, 2020 | AGC

Construction firms are already taking steps to protect employees, most of whom already wear pro...

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Boston mayor orders shut down of construction sites due to coronavirus

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March 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

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March 16, 2020 | 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...

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

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

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Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

Gensler's Denver office lobby space. Photo courtesy Gensler

   

March 15, 2020 | J. Kevin Heinly, AIA, LEED AP. Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

Touch-free design solutions and air purifiers can enhance workplace wellness.

In the face of the coronavirus, workplace wellness is key
March 15, 2020 | Janet Pogue McLaurin, AIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Global Workplace Practice Leader, and Tama Duffy Day, FACHE, FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP, Health & Wellness Leader, Principal, Gensler

Here are a few considerations employers should keep in mind in creating plans for a healthy and...

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March 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The BD+C editors would like to hear from you on how your firm is handling business operations a...

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How the coronavirus is impacting the AEC industry

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March 13, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Here's the latest news BD+C editors are tracking on COVID-19's impact on the AEC indus...

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A look at how U.S. hospitals are designed to battle infectious diseases like coronavirus

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March 11, 2020 | CannonDesign

Some health systems can use telehealth and video visits to asses and triage patients before the...

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