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COVID-19 & AEC Update: June 24, 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.

June 24th


U.S. 7-day average of coronavirus cases surges 30% from week ago-CNBC. As of Monday, the nation’s seven-day average of daily new Covid-19 cases increased more than 30% compared with a week ago. Texas, Arizona and California are among the number of states that have seen a dramatic increase in cases over the past few weeks.

Dow futures fall as resurgence of coronavirus cases and trade tensions take focus-MarketWatch. U.S. stock-index futures retreated on Wednesday, after coming off a second straight record close for the Nasdaq Composite, as investors worried about the rising coronavirus cases in many states and trade tensions rising between America and Europe.


Several US states are reporting thousands of new coronavirus cases each day-CNN. Officials are urging residents to stay home, wear face masks and keep their distance after alarming coronavirus trends have emerged across several US states. They’re among 26 states — a number also on the rise — that are seeing new cases increase compared to the previous week.


California sees largest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases-KCRA News. The state of California saw the highest jump in new COVID-19 cases in a day on Monday since the state starting tracking case numbers in mid-March. The Department of Public Health said 5,019 new lab-confirmed coronavirus cases were reported – almost a 1,000-case increase from Sunday.


COVID-19 updates: Texas hospitalizations hit new peak 12th day in a row with nearly 4,100 patients reported-ABC 8 News. Another new high of people hospitalized came in Texas on Tuesday afternoon. More than 4,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state on the 12th straight day of climbing hospitalization rates across the state. This is also the first time there has been more than 4,000 COVID-19 patients.


Gov. Inslee orders masks to be worn in public to help stem spread of coronavirus-The Seattle Times. Gov. Jay Inslee announced a statewide mandate requiring facial coverings in public to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The new orders come after King County put in place its own requirements to wear facial coverings.


Commercial Construction Index, confidence in future revenue plummet-Construction Dive. The Commercial Construction Index plummeted from 74 to 56 from the first to second quarter of 2020. Confidence scores for new business and revenue expectations dropped by 26 points each, to 50 and 44, respectively, but the backlog score only dropped 3 points.

Multiemployer Construction Sites in the COVID-19 Era-The National Law Review. Employers have encountered COVID-19-related unique and challenging workplace law circumstances in multiemployer construction sites. Typically, such situations require reviewing contractual and legal obligations.

How is COVID-19 affecting new construction?-Inman. To understand the state of the housing market, economists often turn to stats on new residential construction for indicators on where the market may be headed. Here’s what the data says.

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