The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From a new report from the AIA on how to keep multifamily housing safe from COVID-19 to the top 10 Canadian project starts of July 2020, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
The American Institute of Architects Releases New Report on How to Maintain Multifamily Housing Safely
The AIA recently released its Strategies for Safer Multifamily Housing report calling out some tactics that can help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 when managing a multifamily housing complex. The report also includes a seven-step plan that building owners and operators can utilize and put into practice.
Texan Construction Leaders Invest in Contech to Boost Health and Safety
As a seasoned construction company with over 150 years of experience, McCarthy Building Companies knows how important jobsite safety can be. With the onset of the pandemic, McCarthy has doubled down on their commitment to safety by ensuring that its workers are both safe and healthy by investing in construction technology. Find out how Procore – and its integration with Origami software – have helped McCarthy stay on track with its safety goals.
Is There a Silver Lining to COVID-19?
Although the global economy has taken a serious hit due to COVID-19, the industry has begun to see an increase in reconstruction projects as the demand for health and wellness scenarios for the built environment has emerged. Check out this story from BD+C to take a look at some of the most interesting and innovative health-based reconstruction projects taking place today.
Numbers Show a Surge in US Homebuilding
It was recently reported by the NAHB that residential construction is leading the US economy as home builder confidence (measured by the Housing Market Index) matches an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series. One major concern for the housing sector is the surging prices for lumber, which have increased by more than 110% since mid-April of this year.
10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada for July
Per ConstructConnect, here are the 10 largest Canadian construction project starts for the month of July. Click here to check out the accompanying interactive visual and latest trend graph on starts.
London’s Crossrail Project Falls Further Behind
Originally expected to reach the finish line in December 2019, the completion date for London’s troubled Crossrail project has been pushed back once again due to COVID-19. This delay has also resulted in an additional $1.4 billion in costs, not counting the $2.8 billion increase it secured in December 2018.
Hilti Announces New Wearable Exoskeleton
If you have an extra moment, take a look at Hilti’s new futuristic exoskeleton model. The 4-pound device is equipped to handle a number of overhead applications that are normally physically intensive and fatiguing. Check out this in-depth video from Hilti to see how the technology works in practice.
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