The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From the best PPE for your jobsite in to why marketing matters more now than ever, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Hand & Head PPE for the Jobsite
As the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry continues to develop, so does the line of available PPE products for the jobsite. Check out this guide from Construction Business Owner on the PPE you’ll need to ensure your employees are safe and sanitary.
Designing for Safety in the Hospitality Industry
Although restaurants, hotels, and stores slowly beginning to reopen across the country, many customers and consumers have been reluctant to return to these emporiums. Hear from three industry executives on how they are taking on coronavirus safety in their respective design fields.
Q&A With Chucuk Goodrich, President/CEO of Gaylor Electric, on the Future of Construction
Construction Dive recently sat down with Chuck Goodrich of Indiana-based Gaylor Electric to get his take on where the subcontractor industry stands today as a product of COVID-19. Get the full break down of the interview here.
UK’s Largest Railway Soon to Break Ground
In a joint venture of Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Systra (BBVS), construction of the UK’s largest-ever railway is set to commence in the coming months. According to Railway Hub, “the station, will meet a ‘BREEAM excellent’ standard, and have 14 platforms, six of which are for high-speed services and eight of which are for conventional services.”
Global Construction Confidence Shows an Optimistic Outlook
Per a recent survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), 92% of respondents from around the world expect their business to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. Take a look at the full report here.
Why Marketing Matters Now More Than Ever
Marketing and corporate communications is at contentious crossing point right now. While its important for companies to cultivate a robust and knowledgeable brand, empathy for these uncertain times should also take high priority. Check out this guide from ENR on how to leverage the power of marketing an AEC company.
Taking Prefab Construction to New Heights
In recent years, we’ve seen the demand for prefab construction and modular building skyrocket. One of the more recent innovative prefab buildings comes from Samuel Gonçalves of Summary Architects. Utilizing precast concrete modules, Gonçalves has raised the bar for inventive modular homes.
What You Need to Know About Contact Tracing
As workers are slowly beginning to return back to office and jobsite, companies are employing a number of different tactics to establish safety measures. One tactic we are seeing increasingly is contact tracing, a process by which individuals harness technology to track the coronavirus and alert users of possible exposure. Find out how firms around the world are employing it to keep their employees healthy.
Australian Construction Drops to Record Lows
According to a recent report from the Australian Industry Group and Housing Industry Association, the Australian Performance of Construction Index (PCI) dropped down to 21.6 in the month of April, as compared to 37.9 from the previous month. These figures represent record lows for the industry and mark the largest month-to-month fall in the index’s history.
60 Ancient Mammoth Fossils Found at Airport Construction Site
If you have extra moment, check out this incredible story about a group on archeologists that unearthed the skeletal remains of dozens of paleolithic mammoths at a construction site outside Mexico City.