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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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April 02, 2020 | Rider Levett Bucknall

While total crane count holds steady, turbulent economic conditions indicate a recession-based...

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How is the coronavirus outbreak impacting your firm's projects?
April 01, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Please take BD+C's three-minute poll on the AEC business impacts from the coronavirus outbreak....

What can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic?

By 2030, experts are almost certain that climate change’s effects will begin to resemble a continuous pandemic, threatening daily life in our cities and suburbs and on our farms–droughts, floods, fires, heat waves, and tropical diseases spreading north. Photo: Pixabay

   

April 01, 2020 | Jerry Yudelson, LEED Fellow

The coronavirus pandemic will soon end, soon be in the rear-view mirror, but we can still take...

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April 01, 2020 | Michael Tunkey

Here are three reasons to encourage sewists coast to coast to keep their foot on the pedal.

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TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms.

April 01, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

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April 01, 2020 | AGC

Survey finds contractors face shortages of materials and workers, delivery delays and cancellat...

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April 01, 2020 | Amanda Cunningham

If your cleaning teams use bleach to disinfect buildings from Coronavirus, will you put your LE...

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As cities scramble for hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients, Leo A Daly offers a hotel-to-hospital solution

This cutaway rendering shows some of the changes that would need to be made to convert a hotel room to a hospital room capable of handling patients infected with the coronavirus. Images courtesy of LEO A Daly

   

March 31, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm has devised three conversion models, for different levels of healthcare required.

Open-plan offices in the age of COVID-19

Open-plan set-ups like this are common in about 70% of U.S. office workplaces. Photo courtesy Pexels

   

 

March 30, 2020 |

COVID-19 has designers worrying if open-plan offices are safe for workers.

March 30, 2020 | Marcene Kinney

Overcoming isolation isn’t just about the technological face to face, it is about finding meani...

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COVID-19 innovation: Setting parameters for hotel-to-hospital conversions

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March 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

tvsdesign breaks down different room types and how they might help free up hospital beds for co...

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March 30, 2020 | AGC

Construction officials say new federal guidance should signal to state and local officials the...

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March 27, 2020 | AGC

After 42 states added jobs in February, coronavirus is taking a swift and severe toll on the in...

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March 27, 2020 | AIA

Two thirds of architecture firms report slowing or stoppage of projects due to COVID-19.

March 26, 2020 | Maria Ionescu

What can we learn from Singapore’s response to COVID-19? How does it impact the next generation...

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March 26, 2020 | AIA

Approval for the latest relief legislation advances a number of AIA-supported measures to help...

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AGC survey of contractors April 20-23, 2020

AGC's coronavirus impact survey of 844 contractors (April 20-23, 2020) showed that nearly a third (31%) had had projects halted in April, and nearly a fifth (19%) were ordered to halt projects scheduled for April 2020. Source: Associated General Contractors of America

March 25, 2020 |

Coronavirus pandemic's impact on U.S. construction, notably the multifamily sector - 04-30-20 u...

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March 25, 2020 | Plaza Construction and Central Consulting

New York City-based partnership to aid Florida healthcare systems amid COVID-19 outbreak and wi...

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March 25, 2020 | Stephen Blair and Michael Vinkler

As laboratory designers, we want to shed light on a subset of our population critical to protec...

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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 research - The AEC industry braces for tough sledding in the coming months amid COVID-19 outbreak.jpg

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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