The coronavirus pandemic, affecting every facet of life in the U.S., is generating unprecedented levels of uncertainty for the construction industry. The news is changing every day, and to help readers make sense of how the outbreak will impact their businesses, Construction Dive is tracking the daily headlines from around the web that matter most to the nation’s contractors.
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March 30, 2020
- New Department of Homeland Security guidance has clarified construction’s role in supporting essential critical infrastructure. (CISA)
- Senior executives at Jacobs Engineering have agreed to a 10% reduction in salary, as have the company’s board of directors, who will take a corresponding 10% reduction in cash compensation. (Seeking Alpha)
- While construction workers in the Washington, D.C., area understand the potential risks of contracting the virus, most are more worried about getting laid off than getting sick, according to union leaders. (Washington Post)
- Construction continues at Turner-AECOM Hunt’s SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, after a worker tested positive for COVID-19. (USA Today)
- The pandemic has sparked one of the speediest timelines for a major construction project in New York City history: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging at Pier 90 to make room for the USNS Comfort hospital ship. (New York Daily News)
- A growing number of contractors, unions and Pennsylvania county government officials are pleading Gov. Tom Wolf to lift his ban on construction activity. (KYW News Radio)
- A person working on Manhattan Construction’s Globe Life Field has tested positive for COVID-19, and the site is being sanitized. (NBCDFW)
- RESOURCE: An ongoing AGC tracker has found that some state DOTs have temporarily halted or delayed projects, while one state is considering a restart. (AGC)