Construction Industry News: April 30, 2020

The new normal: 8 ways the coronavirus crisis is changing construction

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the U.S. construction industry, and experts say many of them will remain in place even after the outbreak recedes.

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San Francisco Area Construction To Restart May 4, But Safety Requirements Questioned

Seven San Francisco Bay-area health officers are reopening all construction, effective May 4, under updated shelter-in-place orders. But new required safety protocols, in place of social distancing requirements, are prompting questions from firms and industry groups regarding the mandate for third-party, COVID-19 accountability supervisors.

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Thousands to return to work as construction resumes in WA

The reopening of the construction industry in Washington is expected to usher in relief for thousands who have been out of work.

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370 Skanska projects impacted by COVID-19 so far

Even as Sweden-based general contractor Skanska today reported a 14% increase in Q1 revenue compared to the same period last year, CEO Anders Danielsson warned that the company’s outlook for the rest of 2020 will be severely impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Work Continues on PennDOT Emergency and Critical Highway and Bridge Infrastructure Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that 61 emergency and critical highway and bridge projects (PDF) will be active statewide this week. While the normal highway and bridge construction program has paused as the commonwealth addresses COVID-19 response, urgent emergency work has continued to ensure a reliable transportation system as circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to unfold.

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