A growing number of contractors have reported impacts on building projects and products from the coronavirus outbreak. An online survey AGC conducted March 17-19 drew 909 respondents, of whom 28% answered “yes” to the question: “Has any owner, government agency or official directed you to halt or delay work on any projects that are either active or expected to start within the next 30 days?” In addition, 11% replied “yes” regarding projects they were expecting to start more than 30 days from now.
Starting today, AGC of America will be launching an eight-part webinar series exploring many aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, and the impacts on the construction industry.
Navigating the Outbreak: An Eight-Part Webinar Series on the Factors that Construction Companies Need to Consider, as They Strive for Business Continuity
March 20, 2020
The Honorable Brad Little
Governor, State of Idaho
Boise, ID 83720
RE: COVID‐19 and Idaho’s Construction Industry
Dear Governor Little,
On behalf of over 1,000 companies from across Idaho that are represented by our two organizations and the more than 50,000 Idahoans they employ, we write to thank you for your bold leadership in confronting the COVID‐19 health concern. Your recent executive orders and the proactive steps taken by your administration will certainly aid in “flattening the curve” of the infection.
Please see the important message from ITD in AT THIS LINK related to COVID-19 and this year's construction season.
We all share similar resources in Idaho in terms of Trade Partners and Vendors with reliance on City Services and other Government Agencies to serve our clients. We also share a love of this great Industry and the people who make it happen in the field as Builders of America and Okland Construction is sharing this website with you if you feel it to be of use as reference/comparison in order to establish best practices with the Trade Partners, Vendors, and Owners as we move through this pandemic together.
CLICK HERE to view the UPDATED guidelines on the new OSHA reporting requirements for COVID-19. These requirements were revised recently at the request of the AGC of America. I hope you find the information helpful.
Contractors and others are beginning to report diverse impacts on building projects and products from the coronavirus outbreak. Today Boston’s mayor, Martin Walsh, ordered construction sites in the city to shut down but also was reportedly preparing to order more construction of medical facilities. A consultant to construction lenders sent a summary on March 9 of reports from draw inspections (site visits for the lender to verify that work to support requested construction funds has been completed): “we’re hearing delays from [general contractors]. Delayed delivery of drywall, glass, steel, HVAC and electrical equipment from China and curtainwall from Italy.
The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally each day but the impact on U.S. construction remains speculative. So far, there do not appear to be any reports of cancelled, deferred or interrupted construction projects, nor of delays or shortages of construction equipment, parts or materials. However, the disruption to Chinese production and shipping is increasing, adding to the likelihood that some construction products and projects will be affected.