Construction Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in North America many news articles pertaining to COVID-19 and its impact upon the construction industry and construction projects are being published. To help you stay on top of this rapidly evolving situation, we're monitoring news outlets and providing links to these stories for reference. As new stories break, we'll be posting links to those stories on this page.

 

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ARTICLES

 

06/01 - MA - Cambridge updates construction order. Read here.

05/19 - MA - Gov outlines plan to reopen. Read here.

05/19 - NY - NYC could start to reopen in early June. Read here

05/15 – NJ – Construction to restart. Read here.

05/15 – NY – Gov expands phased reopening. Read here

05/14 – NY – Construction to resume in three upstate regions. Read here.

05/14 – NJ – NJ construction reopens Monday. Read here.

05/12 – VT – Manufacturing and construction can restart today. Read here

05/12 – PA – Some projects still on hold due to outbreaks. Read here.

05/12 – NY – Construction can restart in three regions. Read here

05/12 – School construction in NY to reopen if stimulus arrive. Read here.

05/11 – MA – Boston mayor suggests restrictions may ease further. Read here

05/11 – NY – Potential for upstate NY construction to resume on May 15. Read here

05/08 – NJ – Construction restart could be soon.Read here

05/08 – MI – Construction restart today. Read here

05/07 – MA – Boston construction set to resume May 18 as long as virus continues to recede. Read here.

05/06 – MA – Massachusetts Unions eager for restart. Read here.

05/05 – WA – Construction won’t open till June. Read here

05/05 – NY – When NY reopens construction slated for Phase I. Read here

05/02 – IL – O’Hare will move forward, perhaps at slower pace. Read here.

05/02 – CA – SFO construction to resume. Read here

05/02 – MI – Michigan construction to continue. Read here.

04/30 – OH – Gov to reopen OH. Read here

04/30 – MI – MI construction to reopen May 7. Read here

04/30 – CA – SF construction allowed to resume. Read here.

04/30 – CA – Santa Clara construction rules eased. Read here.

04/29 – FL – Disney’s construction division lays off hundreds. Read here

04/29 – TX – Nearly 70% of Texas construction firms have projects on hold. Read here

04/29 – OH – Construction can begin May 4. Read here

04/29 – NY – Gov’s 12 step plan to reopen economy. Read here

04/29 – NY – More than 5,200 NYC projects reopen. Read here

04/29 – CA – LA expands free testing for construction workers. Read here.

04/29 – CA – San Fran extends construction restrictions through May. Read here

04/29 – MA – Boston safety rules take shape. Read here

04/28 – NY – Gov says construction ready for phased reopening. Read here.

04/28 – WA – Gov allows some projects to reopen. Read here

04/28 – MI – Gov says construction may be next to restart. Read here.

04/28 – CA – San Jose officials consider easing restrictions. Read here

04/27 – WA - Construction industry set to resume after one month shutdown. Read here

04/24 – US – House passes addition to PPP. Read here.

04/24 – US – State DOTs expedite millions for projects. Read here.

04/24 – PA – What to expect when construction sites open. Read here.

04/24 – PA – Construction can begin May 1. Read here.

04/24 – NY – Gov changes rules for projects already underway. Read here.

04/24 – CA – $3B terminal one project still a go. Read here

04/24 – CA – Napa Valley relaxes construction rules. Read here.

04/24 – TX – Rollingwood clarifies construction process. Read here

04/23 – HI – Pandemic delays P3 proposal. Read here.

04/23 – MA – Pandemic affects school construction. Read here.

04/23 – CA – Napa county loosens construction restrictions. Read here

04/23 – PA – Construction in PA can begin before state reopens. Read here.

04/22 – US – Senate approves injection to PPP program. Read here

04/22 – WA – Some construction can resume in future. Read here.

04/22 – NC – NCDOT announces layoffs and construction delays. Read here

04/21 – CAN – ON and QC ease construction rules. Read here.

04/21 – PA – Construction may resume with strict guidelines on May 8. Read here

04/20 – WA – Builders offer gov recommendations to safely restart construction. Read here.

04/20 – AZ – Virus delays ground breaking. Read here.

04/20 – PA – Philly tells builders stop. Read here.

04/20 – MA – Boston rolling out construction rules. Read here

04/17 – US – President picks construction revival team. [paywall] Read here

04/17 – GA – Plant Vogtle cuts back workforce due to virus. Read here.

04/16 – US – Stadiums moving forward. Read here.

04/16 – MA – Boston mayor considers slow ramp up for construction. [paywall] Read here.

04/16 – WA – Spokane leaders discuss plan for 2020 construction. Read here.

04/15 – US – ENR Survey/40% of firms have laid off workers. Read here.

04/15 – NC – NCDOT cuts $2B of projected bids due to projected revenue fall. Read here.

04/15 – WA – Port construction halted. Read here.

04/15 – MN – Massive Mall of America project stalls. Read here.

04/14 – CAN – ON/QV shuts projects, but Canada keeps most jobs essential. Read here.

04/14 – Midwest US – COVID delays projects across area. Read here.

04/14 – NY – Thousands of affordable units in limbo as essential projects shut down. Read here.

04/14 – TX – Houston firms worry COVID-19 might delay supply deliveries. Read here.

04/14 – TX – Projects continue. Read here.

04/14 – IL – Impact of coronavirus on Illinois construction. Read here.

04/14 – CO – Construction continues, but pace has slowed. Read here.

04/11 – TX – DFW construction timeline to be “revisited.” Read here.

04/11 – CA – SF Dept of Building flooded with complaints. Read here.

04/11 – CA – Even with “essential” work, contractor on standby. [Paywall] Read here.

04/11 – MN – Construction companies sue city for stopping projects. Read here.

04/11 – MI -Home construction comes to a halt. Read here.

04/10 – CA – SF Planning Commission resumes work with 1,100 home redevelopment. Read here.

04/10 – SFO delays $1B terminal project. Read here.

04/10 – DC – Outbreak hasn’t derailed this College Park development project. Read here.

04/09 – NJ – State shuts down non-essential jobs. Read here.

04/09 – NY – Virus forces NYC Condo developers into race against time. Read here.

04/09 – CO – What developers can expect for permits and inspections. Read here.

04/09 – DC – Outbreak hasn’t dampened optimism (for now). Read here.

04/09 – NC – Developers/contractors walk legal tightrope. Read here.

04/09 – EU – Europe construction activity collapses. Read here.

04/08 – US – Treasury eases path to paycheck protection loans. Read here.

04/08 – MA – Mayor says, “shut it down.” [paywall] Read here.

04/08 – FL – Florida accelerates DOT projects during shutdown. Read here.

04/08 – FL – Miami-Dade lets construction go on, some cities say no. Read here.

04/07 – US – Modular Building Institute Emergency COVID-19 Response. Read here.

04/07 – US – Virus impacting construction bonds (sureties and bond producers seek emergency orders). Read here.

04/07 – US – COVI-19 threatens tax credits for renewables. [paywall] Read here.

04/07 – CA – Newsom declines strict orders: Read here.

04/07 – MA – Coronavirus concerns prompt second construction union to walk off jobs. Read here

04/07 – NY = NYC halts public design work. Read here.

04/07 – PA – Penn restarts $530m in turnpike projects. Read here.

04/07 – PA – Utility contractors can work. [paywall] Read here.

04/07 – AZ – Scottsdale developer completes virtual building inspections. [paywall] Read here.

04/04 – TX – Workers back on the job in Austin. Read here.

04/04 – CO – CO updates guidance for construction sites. Read here.

04/04 – MN – MNDOT spending $1 billion in 2020. Read here.

04/04 – MI – Detroit’s construction boom comes to a halt. Read here.

04/04 – FL – Fort Lauderdale halts indoor construction. Read here.

04/04 – CA – How Bay Area’s ban stacks up against other CA areas. Read here.

04/03 – FL – Miami Dade construction moves ahead. Read here.

04/03 – FL – Construction OK in Florida. Read here.

04/03 – WA – DOT moving ahead with projects but faces worker and material shortages. [paywall] Read here.

04/03 – WI – Gov proposal would cover overruns from site closures. Read here.

04/03 – TX – Howard Hughes Corp puts a halt on some construction. [paywall] Read here.

04/03 – PA – DOT unfreezes 60 critical highway projects. Read here.

04/03 – CA – Construction chugging along in LA, but is warned. Read here.

04/02 – US – Jobsites face array of state restrictions. Read here.

04/02 – TX – Builders believe new order in Austin will let some construction resume. Read here.

04/02 – MA – Building trade call for shutdown. Read here.

04/02 – FL – Tampa issues guidelines for construction. Read here.

04/02 – FL – Gov accelerates bridge project. Read here.

04/02 – FL – Florida governor wants to accelerate transportation projects. Read here.

04/02 – NJ – Virus hasn’t stopped NJ activity. Read here.

04/01 – US – Construction continues despite rising concern. Read here.

04/01 – US – Keystone XL work to get going. Read here.

04/01 – NV – Clark country projects still moving forward. Read here.

04/01 – NV – Coronavirus pandemic doesn’t stop wall construction. Read here.

04/01 – CA – New restrictions imposed on residential construction in Bay Area. [paywall] Read here.

04/01 – CA – Most Bay Area construction banned. [paywall] Read here.

04/01 – TX – Timeline of Texas high speed rail uncertain. [paywall] Read here.

04/01 – TX – After backlash Austin builders can apply for exemption. [paywall] Read here.

04/01 – TN – Planning commission moves to dial in plan for meetings. [paywall] Read here.

04/01 – NC – Triangle construction pushes forward. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – US – Jeld-Wen temp closes some manufacturing sites. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – US – How essential is construction during pandemic. Read here.

03/31 – US – Contractors can expect more funding and flexibility from stimulus. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – US – How the Army Corps will convert hotels and arenas into makeshift hospitals. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – US – Federal gov’t issues guidance on “essential’ work. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – NH – Distribution center in Kingston moves ahead despite pandemic. Read here.

03/31 – NY – Pandemic won’t upend key NYC projects. Read here.

03/31 – NY –  What is nonessential construction? [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – NY – NYC announces fines of up to $10K for ignoring ban. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – CO – Construction industry keeps going. Read here.

03/31 – TX – Construction stopping at Indeed Tower in Austin, others press on. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – TX – Dallas won’t stop construction. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – DC – Work on big projects continues. [paywall] Read here.

03/31 – FL – Miami-Dade halts construction inspections. Read here.

03/31 – CA – SF looks to limit construction. Read here.

03/31 – CA – Work continues at Rams stadium. Read here.

03/31 – WA – Construction resumes on NHL arena. [paywall] Read here.

03/27 – US – States assert authority to deem workers as essential. [paywall] Read here.

03/27 – US – Trump signs stimulus bill. Potentially billions for construction. Read here.

03/27 – US – Construction companies lobby to keep working. [paywall] Read here.

03/27 – US – Target scales back remodeling plan. Read here.

03/27 – NY – NY shuts most construction projects. Read here.

03/27 – NY – More on NY ban (infrastructure, hospital and affordable housing allowed to continue). Read here.

03/27 – NY – New Islanders area work stopped. Read here.

03/27 – TX – Construction leaders urge end to Austin construction ban. [paywall] Read here.

03/27 – TX – Some Austin construction crews say they’ll work until officials visit the site. [paywall] Read here.

03/27 – TX – Construction ban being considered in Dallas County. [paywall] Read here.

03/27 – CA – Major projects that could struggle during COVID-19 downturn. Read here.

03/27 – MO – Kansas City large projects continue. [paywall] Read here.

03/26 – US – Economists expect steep dip GDP, construction markets. Read here.

03/26 – US – Recording office closures affecting CRE deal closings. Read here.

03/26 – GA – Atlanta work continues (and a reminder as to why proper grammar is important). Read here.

03/26 – MD – Baltimore planning commission goes virtual. Read here.

03/26 – MD Local construction firm finds way to hand out bonuses. Read here.

03/26 – TX – Business groups call for construction exemption in Austin. Read here.

03/26 – CO – Virus stings Aspen projects. Read here.

03/26 – OH – Construction deemed essential but workers concerned. Read here.

03/26 – FL – Broward country construction can continue. Read here.

03/26 – FL – Miami projects halted. Read here.

03/26 – OR – School construction still on tap for fall. Read here.

03/26 – MT – Construction around Missoula continues. Read here.

03/26 – WA – DOT halts most construction for two weeks. Read here.

03/26 – NY – NYC mayor considering construction ban. Read here.

03/26 – NY – Rules let construction workers continue on luxury towers. Read here.

03/25 – US – Stimulus package passes Senate with potentially billions for construction. Read here.

03/25 – US – Coronavirus shutdowns poised to pummel construction supply chain. Read here.

03/25 – FL – Universal Orlando continues construction work. Read here.

03/25 – FL – Some sites continue work despite concerns. Read here.

03/25 – TX – Austin apparently bans all construction. Read here.

03/25 – TX – Austin ban outlier in TX. Read here.

03/25 – TX – Homebuilders blindsided in Austin. Read here.

03/25 – WA – Workers divided over staying on job. Read here.

03/25 – WA – Economic concern halts work on $200 million retail project. Read here.

03/25 – MI – Road projects continue. Read here.

03/25 – PA – Rush to complete new hospital tower. Read here.

03/25 – MA – Walsh extends Boston construction ban. Read here.

03/25 – NY – Seven CRE deals that got done despite coronavirus. Read here.

03/25 – DC – Work on HQ2 continues. Read here.

03/25 – NC – Coronavirus delays project. Read here.

03/24 – US – Analysis of planning projects last week. Read here.

03/24 – US – John Deere withdraws 2020 financial outlook. Read here.

03/24 – CA – Clarifications to stay at home order. Read here.

03/24 – WI – Construction expected to continue despite stay at home order. Read here.

03/24 – OH – DOT moves full steam ahead. Read here.

03/24 – FL – Tampa Bay construction still going vertical. Read here.

03/24 – FL – Seaworld halts construction. Read here.

03/24 – FL – Virgin Trains West Palm to Orlando construction chugs along. Read here.

03/24 – NC – Homebuilders weather impacts of pandemic. Read here.

03/24 – TX – Construction industry study impact of shelter in place order. Read here.

03/24 – TX – Construction considered essential work. Read here.

03/24 – WA – Confusion grips construction industry. Read here.

03/24 – AZ – Real estate transactions down, but not out. Read here.

03/24 – IA – Road construction immune. Read here.

03/24 – NV – Construction workers consider walking off job. Read here.

03/24 – NV – Road work continues. Read here.

03/24 – VT – Construction rattled, not walloped. Read here.

03/24 – PA – Hospital construction rushing ahead. Read here.

03/23 – FL – Large resi project scales back. [paywall] Read here.

03/23 – MN – Twin Cities development slowed by meeting cancellations. Read here.

03/23 – TX – The coronavirus' impact on commercial real estate in Austin. Read here.

03/23 – CO – Construction exempt from stay at home in Denver. Read here.

03/23 – US – Local planning offices finding ways to keep permits moving [paywall]. Read here.

03/23 – CA – Lockdowns slow Bay Area home construction. Read here.

03/23 – CA – Construction continues in Redding despite ban. Read here.

03/23 – WA – Construction absorbing coronavirus blow so far. Read here.

03/23 – NY – So far in Western NY it seems like all construction is ongoing. Read here.

03/23 – US – Construction can continue in NY, CA & IL amid shudown. Banned in other regions. Read here.

03/22 – NE – Business as Usual in Omaha. Read here.

03/21 – WW – Containers have started moving en masse out of China (but US ports may be next bottleneck). Read here.

03/21 – NJ – Construction hasn’t stopped. Read here.

03/21 – CA – SFO Dept of Building Inspection to resume limited operation next week. Read here.

03/21 – TN – Planning and code departments in Nashville seeing major changes. Read here.

03/21 – TX – Local construction continues, but uncertainty looms. Read here.

03/21 – KS – $10B stimulus passed to combat virus impact (infrastructure). Read here.

03/21 – FL – Coke moving ahead with $300 million development. Read here.

03/21 – FL – Permits appear to be moving forward in Jacksonville. Read here.

03/21 – FL – Construction sites open, but some projects slowing. Read here.

03/21 – CO – Work at Denver International ($2B project) continues. Read here.

03/21 – OR – Construction industry weathering the storm for now. Read here.

03/21 – NC – Large commercial projects move forward but uncertainty grows. Read here.

03/20 – IL – Construction exempt from stay at home order. [paywall] Read here.

03/20 – NY – Homebuilders still hammering away. [paywall] Read here.

03/20 – WW – Shipping delays hurt developers. Read here.

03/20 – US – In most cities construction work continues. Read here.

03/19 – WA – 200-bed field hospital underway in Shoreline WA. Read here.

03/19 – NY – NY government exempts some construction. Read here.

03/19 – GA – High profile office tower in South End (Charlotte) secures loan. [paywall] Read here.

03/19 – VA – Arlington (VA) struggles to keep development reviews moving. Read here.

03/19 – US – Builders' COVID-19 Dilemma: Construction Continuity Versus The Health Risks On Job Sites. Read here.

03/19 – CA – Pandemic sidelines some November infrastructure ballot measures. [paywall] Read here.

03/19 = PA – PA halts construction. Read here.

03/19 – FL – Work on $2.2B [Orlando] project continues. Read here.

03/19 – AZ – Construction begins on Scottsdale Entrada development. Read here.

03/19 – MA – Coronavirus won’t delay Boston’s tallest new building. Read here.

03/19 – CA – Northern CA Shelter in place order exempts most construction. [paywall] Read here.

03/18 – AB – COVID-19: Construction worker calls for job sites be shut down. Read here.

03/18 – US – Industry braces for impacts of Coronavirus pandemic. [paywall] Read here.

03/18 – CA – Confusion in CA over shelter-in-place. [paywall] Read here.

03/18 – WV – Construction idled for two weeks on I-70 bridge project. Read here.

03/18 – NY – Coronavirus in NYC: Construction workers keep working. Read here.

03/18 – FL – Coronavirus not stopping South Florida construction projects – for now: Read here.

03/18 – IL –  Coronavirus imperils Chicago’s more than decadelong construction boom. Read here.

03/18 – GA – Can Atlanta’s development boom proceed as coronavirus shuts city down. Read here.

03/18 – GA – Exceptions to SoCal stay at home order (housing, airport, water, sewer, roads, transportation construction work OK): Read here.

03/18 – PA – Shell keeps Beaver County petro construction site open: Read here.

03/18 – PA – But, then says not really: Read here.

03/18 – CA – Construction work continues in LA: Read here.

03/18 – MD – Baltimore hospital announces $12.5 million expansion to deal with bed demand. Read here.

03/18 – FL – Allegiant shelving construction of $470 million Sunseeker Resort in Florida: Read here.

03/18 – MA – Cambridge MA adds construction ban: Read here.

03/18 – TX – Houston construction sites remain open: Read here.

03/18 – WA – Seattle condo tower proceeds to construction: Read here.

03/18 – CA – Funding for transportation projects delayed: Read here.

03/18 – TX – Austin construction sites open, but with restrictions: Read here.

03/18 – TN – Delays loom at construction sites: Read here.

03/18 – PA – Philly not following Boston’s lead: Read here.

03/18 – FL – Approval delays may hold up 380 unit resi site in Orlando FL: Read here.

03/18 – NY – Fewer people coming to work at active job sites in NYC: Read here.

03/17 – CA – Coronavirus hampering some CRE activity, but leases still being signed. Read here.

03/17 – WA – Work continues at Sea-Tac airport. Read here.

03/17 – NV – Construction projects in Vegas expected to continue. Read here.

03/17- NY – NYC Construction forges ahead. Read here.

03/17 – FL – Disney shuts down all construction in Florida. Read here.

03/17 – CA – SFO homebuilding continues (housing construction listed as “essential function”). Read here.

03/17 – WI – Work continues at Foxconn site (400 works on the job). Read here.

03/16 – MA – Boston halts construction. Read here.

03/16 – NY – Brooklyn city council members call for pause. Read here.

03/16 – PA – PennDOT halts construction work. Read here.

03/16 – WW – China slowly getting up and running, but supply issue to last for months. Read here.

03/13 – US – CRE transactions coming to halt. Read here.

03/03 – US – How Coronavirus can shake the thriving U.S. Housing Sector. Read here.

03/01 – US – Coronavirus could be the end of China as a global manufacturing hub. Read here.

02/29 – US – Coronavirus fears could put a damper on the US housing market. Read here.

02/28 – WW – Project impacts growing as China coronavirus spreads. [paywall] Read here.

02/27 – US – How the Coronavirus could impact the US construction industry. Read here.

02/26 – WW – How the Coronavirus could wreak havoc on the global supply chain. Read here.