Coronavirus has struck a heavy blow against the world economy as it forces countries into lockdown with "closed for business" signs, hollows out the tourism,  travel and hospitality sectors, turns out the lights on business gatherings and events, sends employees home to work and drives the stock market into a dizzying tumble.

ENR has collected below its ongoing reporting, analysis and commentary on construction sector developments, with updates as they occur. We are also seeking your questions and comments about the ongoing crisis.

For state-by-state breakdowns of construction closures and ENR Regional updates, click here

For coverage of the pandemic crisis prior to July 1, 2020, click here

ENR is making critical stories from our daily news coverage available for free to all visitors to so they can be shared throughout the industry.


Latest Coverage

March 1, 2021

• Boston Students Return to Virus-Upgraded Facilities

February 28, 2021

• House-Passed $1.9T Covid Relief Package Moves to Senate

February 16, 2021

• Postponed by Pandemic, Milwaukee's Wisconsin Center Expansion is Back on the Schedule

February 11, 2021

• COVID-19 Project Impact Liability Is Confused, Says Consultant Survey

February 10, 2021

• Tell Us What Workplace Vaccine Decisions You Face

February 8, 2021

• As COVID-19 Continues to Shape Outlook, Economist Predicts Mid-2021 Recovery

February 5, 2021

• COVID-19 Bottom-Line Impacts for Two Euro Building Giants

January 29, 2021

• OSHA Issues Advisory Workplace COVID-Safety Guidelines

January 28, 2021

• COVID-19 Adds Six-Month Delay to $30.8B UK Nuclear Plant

January 27, 2021

• Will Insurance Ever Cover Risks Revealed By the Pandemic?

January 20, 2021

• 2020 Newsmakers: A Resilient Workforce Triumphs Through a Tough 2020

• 2020 Newsmaker Frank Giunta: Developed Free Webinars to Discuss Ramifications of COVID-19 on the Industry

• 2020 Newsmaker Monzer Hourani: Shepherded Filter That Zaps Coronavirus from Brainstorm to Deployment

• 2020 Newsmaker Kevin Mahoney: Drove Team to Finish $1.5B Hospital Rebuild Early to Meet COVID-19 Capacity Demands

• 2020 Newsmaker Todd Semonite: Commanding General of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Led COVID-19 Response

• 2020 Newsmaker Martin J. Walsh: First Mayor of Major City to Halt Construction After COVID-19 Outbreak

January 14, 2021

• Why AECOM Believes Zurich Should Pay Virus Insurance Claims

• Virus Outbreak Complicates Contentious Toronto Light Rail P3 Project

January 7, 2021

• AGC: 2021 Outlook Muted as Pandemic Delays, Cancels Projects

January 5, 2021

• How the Paycheck Protection Program Loans Differ in Round 2

December 31, 2020

• Viewpoint: Accelerate Innovation As the Pandemic Lingers, But Keep Your Firm's Adoption Rigor

December 23, 2020

• Relief Bill's Highway Funds Could Help Construction Projects

December 22, 2020

• Boston Construction Bands With Health Care to Fight COVID-19

December 20, 2020

CDC Recommends Construction Workers Get Vaccines After 'Frontline' Essential Workers

• In Year-End Push, Hill Leaders Reach Deal on $900B Relief Package  

December 17, 2020

• Global Industry Aims Past Bumps In COVID-19 Road to Recovery

• Glimmers of Optimism for COVID-Hit Global Machine Market

December 16, 2020

• 2020 4Q Cost Report: Industry Execs Start to Believe Recovery Will Come in 2021

• 2020 4Q Cost Report: Amid Second Wave, Outlook Uncertain Heading in 2021

• COVID-19 Safety Trends Seen in Video and Image Data

• WRDA Overlooks Water Sector Dealing With COVID Impacts

December 15, 2020

• Do Construction Industry Employees Have Higher Rates of COVID-19?

December 14, 2020

• Pandemic Forces Schedule Changes in University of Utah Stadium Upgrade

December 13, 2020

• How Some Companies Boosted Their Finances Under a Little-Used Federal Program

December 10, 2020

• California Poised For Growth Despite Pandemic Impacts, Regulations

December 9, 2020

• SBA Issues New PPP Guidance After AGC Sues

• Ready-Mix Concrete, Long a Holdout on Electronic Tracking, Adapts for COVID

November 24, 2020

• Vaccine Focus Brings Aseptic Manufacturing, EPC Firms Into Limelight

November 22, 2020

• California Emergency COVID-19 Rules Again Prompt Confusion

November 18, 2020

• AEC Firms Aid Virus Vaccine 'Warp Speed' Market Push

• Canada Construction Shows Post-COVID Resurgence, But Not Everywhere

November 16, 2020

• Study: During COVID's First Wave, 'Essential' Construction in Texas Escalated Risk of Virus Hospitalizations

November 12, 2020

• Airports Need Greater Flexibility Than Ever in COVID-19 Era

November 10, 2020

• Despite Pandemic, Tutor Perini Profits Grow in 2020

November 2, 2020

• China's E&C Companies Bounce Back With Pandemic Under Control

October 29, 2020

• Tell Us How Vaccines May Affect Your Workplace

October 28, 2020

• AGC Says 75% of Contractors Had Project Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus

October 26, 2020

• Pandemic Causes Revamp of Construction Campaign Fund Raising

October 23, 2020

• Work Resumes on COVID-Delayed Boston Tower

October 18, 2020

• Pa. Audit Pans Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID-19 Waiver Program

October 15, 2020

• ENR 2020 Top 600 Specialty Contractors Shift Into Crisis Mode

October 14, 2020

• Design Firm CEOs Push To Rebalance COVID Instability

October 4, 2020

• Canada Unveils $7.5 Billion Project Spending Plan As New COVID-19 Stimulus

September 30, 2020

• Tech Report: New Ideas for a Strange Era

• 3Q Cost Report: Execs Believe the Downturn Will Continue Until 2021

• 3Q Cost Report: Compensation Stays Steady Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

• 3Q Cost Report: Lumber Prices Soar as Construction Begins to Recover

• 3Q Cost Report: Global Pandemic Recovery Is Underway But Remains Uneven

September 27, 2020

• Trump Order to Fast-Track Projects as Stimulus Shows Unclear Impact So Far

September 17, 2020

• Feds: More PPP Loan Fraud Charges Are Coming

September 16, 2020

• Construction’s Human Resources Specialists Become Key Agents of Change

• Online Equipment Broker Sees Demand Rise Due to COVID-19

September 8, 2020

• PPP Loan Fraud Investigators Charge Several Small Contractors

September 4, 2020

• Pace of Rebound for Construction Jobs Slows Slightly in August

September 3, 2020

• COVID-19 Turns Up The Volume on Virtual in AEC Sector Education

September 2, 2020

• Survey: Craft Workers in Short Supply Despite COVID-19 Layoffs, Project Delays

• Q&A: Komatsu America on Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

• The Evolution of an ENR Face-Covering Story

August 26, 2020

• Water Groups Call for More Funding As Way to Pull Nation out of COVID Recession

• How Data is Helping Contractors Survive the Coronavirus

August 25, 2020

• Houston Convention Center Outfits Broadcast Studio With Virus-Killing Air Filters

August 21, 2020

• COVID Pushes Costs Up for London's Crossrail Project

August 20, 2020

• 2020 Top 250 International Contractors: Struggling With COVID-19

August 19, 2020

• Rough Times for Heavy Iron During COVID-19

• Sorting the Differences in Pandemic Face Coverings

August 15, 2020

Proximity Trace Used to Monitor, Maintain Social Distancing on $1.9-Billion KCI Airport Project

August 14, 2020

• Union Specialty Contractors Urged To Seek Additional Pay for Pandemic Costs

August 12, 2020

• Cooperation Is Key in COVID-Related Site Disputes, Lawyers Say

August 11, 2020

• Study Says Popular Face Covering Could Worsen Virus Spread

August 7, 2020

Private Construction Is Down Amid COVID Crisis, Global Survey Says

July 31, 2020

• Why Contractors Say Virginia's New Virus Safety Standard Is Poor Fit

July 30, 2020

• 2020 ENR Top 20 Under 40: Pandemic Generates Uncertainty and Evolving Expectations

• Viewpoint: How COVID-19 Can Boost Your Business Development

July 29, 2020

• Air Purifiers with Filters that 'Kill' Coronavirus Are in Production

• Top 225 International Design Firms: Companies Deal With Twin Crises

• Material and Labor Cost Index Falls in July

• Mississippi River Mayors Say Revenues Down Due to Coronavirus, Forecast Lean Budgets

July 27, 2020

• Senate GOP $1T COVID-19 Relief Proposal All But Omits Infrastructure

July 21, 2020

• School Construction Could Help LA Rebound from Pandemic

July 20, 2020

• Medistar To Roll Out Air Filter That Kills Coronavirus, Say Researchers

July 17, 2020

• Airports Ponder Touchless Technology Installations In Bathrooms

July 16, 2020

• The Top 200 Environmental Firms: Pushing Past the Pandemic

July 9, 2020

• Lender Halts Chicago's 1000M Tower as Developer Seeks New Financing

July 8, 2020

• MaineDOT Accelerates Work Despite Coronavirus

July 7, 2020

• First Look at Long List of AEC Firms Receiving PPP Loans

• Real Estate Survey Predicts Office Market Will Remain in Decline

July 4, 2020

• Trump Signs Bill Extending Paycheck Protection Loan Deadline

July 1, 2020

• Health Check-In Apps Seen as Key Way to Limit Viral Outbreaks on Jobsites

• Deloitte: Contractors Can Combat COVID-19 Crisis with Resilience

• When Virus Cases Spike at Construction Jobsites

• Senate, House Approves Extension for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

[For pandemic coverage prior to July 1, 2020 click here]