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COVID-19 & AEC Update: July 28, 2020

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DBIA’s mission is to provide the best resources available to help inform and empower our industry. In these uncertain times, that mission is even more important. As our communities fight the Coronavirus, we are working to find the best information available to help design-build teams navigate the unknown. This daily newsletter will provide the latest COVID-19 news for the AEC community.

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If you have COVID-19 news impacting the AEC industry from your organization, state or community please email us.

July 28th


U.S. COVID-19 deaths rise for third week, new cases drop 2%-Reuters. U.S. deaths from COVID-19 rose for a third week in a row to more than 6,300 people in the seven days ended July 26, though the number of new cases fell 2%, dropping for the first time after rising for five weeks.

Congress considers DOT funding, transportation relief-Politico. Congress will be put to the test this week, with the Senate plugging away on a next coronavirus bill and the House aiming to finish its appropriations process.


Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?-NPR. When the coronavirus pandemic began, public health experts had high hopes for the United States. The hope was that a wealthy country like the United States would deploy those tried-and-true measures to rapidly contain the virus – like quickly dousing a campfire to keep it from erupting. Now that hope has been extinguished — not the fire.


8,892 new coronavirus cases in Florida as of Monday-Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The Florida Department of Health announced 8,892 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 432,747 since the pandemic began.


These Pennsylvania counties had the highest rates of new coronavirus cases over the past 7 days-Lancaster Online. Pennsylvania’s rising rate of new coronavirus cases is entering its sixth week, with a nearly 9% jump in the past seven days, compared with the week before. Populous counties in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions are seeing some of the highest per-capita rates of new cases.


Data shows Austin handling fight against COVID-19 better than other Texas cities-CBS Austin. While the state as a whole struggles to shake the COVID-19 bug, Austin is faring better. Strictly following doctors’ orders regarding face masks and cutting down on social gatherings appears to be paying off. The numbers are moving in the right direction.


A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education-Building Design+Construction. Will online learning become a staple for America’s colleges and universities, even after the coronavirus subsides? And if it does, what will that mean for existing and future buildings on campuses across the country?

How Will COVID-19 Impact Construction Pricing?-American Laundry News. As COVID-19 continues to impact the world’s economy, one of the main questions inside the construction industry is, “What will happen to pricing?” It starts by defining the main factors that impact construction pricing.

Contact our editors if you have COVID-19 news impacting the AEC industry to share.