coronavirus

CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGES REACH PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO IMPACT PROJECTS & DISRUPT SUPPLY CHAINS Eighty-Nine Percent of Contractors Are Having a Hard Time Finding Craft Workers, While 88 Percent of Firms Are Experiencing Project Delays and 93 Percent Are Affected by Rising Materials Prices Construction firms are struggling to find enough qualified Read more

Industry Leader Says the Coronavirus is Unknown; Cautions Commercial & Residential Buyers Unscrupulous sellers across the country are falsely claiming both commercial and in-home air purification systems kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, including GreenTech Environmental’s proprietary methods, have been used successfully to curb the spread of viruses including SARS and even Ebola, no air Read more

Atlanta — The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on the operation of HVAC systems to help mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year. The 41-page Presentation includes convenient checklists to prepare educational buildings to resume occupancy such as starting up HVAC systems as well Read more

Companies and building managers can access free resources at the Code Council’s Coronavirus Response Center. Washington, D.C. – As local and state governments are beginning a phased reopening of their economies, the International Code Council has compiled a guide of safety precautions and considerations for businesses looking to resume in-office activities. Acting as an aggregate Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing commercial buildings such as day care facilities, hotels, schools and health clubs to remain closed for abnormally long periods. When the coast is clear to begin reopening, ensuring safe and sanitary plumbing water will be of utmost importance. Plumbing systems left idle can be susceptible to harmful bacteria such as Read more