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COVID-19 and the Building Market – Tales From the Front Line Vol. 5

The shift in tone that I’ve witnessed over the last week has turned from triaging the current crisis to thoughtful planning for the future. Curves are flattening, guidelines for when people can go back to work are being discussed, protective measures for “the new normal” office life are being prepared, and some folks have started […]

COVID-19 and the Building Market – Tales From the Front Line Vol. 4

This past week saw the construction industry continue to move forward in most markets, while maintaining intense focus on health and safety measures. Some officials are reporting increased public scrutiny of jobsite safety, as construction is a highly visible exclusion to the stay-at-home orders in place throughout the country. Thursday’s nationwide safety stand-down focused exclusively […]

COVID-19 and the Building Market – Tales From the Front Line Vol. 3

In comparison to the last several chaotic weeks, this past week has been relatively stable. Work continues on about 95% of our active construction sites across the country. Most municipalities have clarified that construction is an essential business, and we continue to enforce new health and safety procedures. Last week I mentioned potential delays due […]

COVID-19 and the Building Market – Tales From the Front Line Vol. 2

The current environment continues to affect our businesses in rapidly evolving ways. Most municipalities have deemed construction an essential activity and, as such, the majority of our jobsites are pushing forward. However, in some parts of the country, it is unclear if all construction projects qualify as essential activities, or in a couple cases there […]

COVID-19 and the Building Market – Tales From the Front Line Vol. 1

The current market conditions are impacting construction and development in different ways. The construction industry’s environment is inherently different from the office environment in that it is frequently open air, or individuals are widely dispersed indoors. This setting makes it much easier to proceed with work under current social distancing & CDC guidelines, and we […]