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 May 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

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

June 30, 2020

• Banks See Rise in Delinquent Construction Loans. Don't Panic.

June 29, 2020

• UK Projects Lose 35% Productivity Due to COVID-19 Impacts, Says New Analysis

June 25, 2020

• New SITES and TRUE Sustainability Credits a Reaction to COVID-19

June 24, 2020

• COVID-19 Intensifies Infrastructure Funding Problem, ASCE Says

• Boston Implements Full Construction Reopening Plan

June 22, 2020

• Construction's Paycheck Protection Loan Volume Climbs 42% Since April

June 18, 2020

• German Industry Optimistic in Face of COVID as Border Restrictions Are Set to Loosen

• Facemask Policy Remains Flexible As Hoar Construction Confronts Two Virus-Troubled Projects

• AGC/Procore Data Shows Construction Increase as State COVID-19 Orders Loosen

June 17, 2020

Construction Loan Platform Built Technologies Sees Effects of COVID-19 Jobsite Shutdowns

June 10, 2020

• Mnuchin Says New COVID-19 Recovery Legislation is Necessary

June 9, 2020

• New York City Construction Sites, Now Open, Adjust to New Realities

Viewpoint: How to Meet the Challenge of the New Normal in Post Covid-19 Reopenings

June 8, 2020

• Most Brazil Projects Progress Despite the Pandemic

June 7, 2020

• Virus Issues Ground Nearly $1B of Tampa Airport Projects

June 5, 2020

• Breaking: Construction Jobs Rebound in May, Recoup Half of Huge April Losses

• Update: Trump Signs Bill Making More Changes in Paycheck Protection Program

June 4, 2020

• Trump Order Waives Project Environment Rules to Push COVID-19 Recovery

June 3, 2020

• Airports Ponder Short and Long-Term Implications of COVID-19

• Virus Snarls Hurricane Preparation

May 29, 2020

• OSHA Updates Controversial COVID-19 Record-Keeping Guidance

May 28, 2020

• Four-Firm Coalition Makes Open Call for New COVID-19 Safety Tech

• House Approves Bill to Loosen Paycheck Protection Restrictions

• Viewpoint: Use the Pandemic to Protect Your Employees and Preserve Your Culture

May 27, 2020

• NY Governor To 'Fast Track' Key NYC Projects to Boost Virus Recovery

May 26, 2020

• Modular ICU Units Placed Into Service in Maryland

May 22, 2020

• Before COVID, ASCE Project Envisioned Post-Pandemic Future

May 21, 2020

• NJ Engineering School Powers Through Battery Problems for Hospital PPE

• NY-NJ Transport Chief Amplifies Pitch for $3B to Fill Big COVID-19 Revenue Hit

• Billings Hit Record Low in April, Says AIA

• Wastewater Utilities Helping Track Spread of Coronavirus

May 20, 2020

• Firms Find the Technology to Keep Working Through a Pandemic

• States Reopen Construction With New Practices

• ENR 2020 Top 400: Coping With COVID-19 Chaos

• Shifting Paycheck Protection Program Rules Leave Employers in Limbo

• Treasury, SBA Add More Paycheck Protection Guidance

• Construction Apprentice Programs Face New COVID-19 Learning Curve

May 18, 2020

• Non-Essential Construction Ramps Up Across Massachusetts

May 17, 2020

• House Passes $3T Relief Bill With $15B for Highways, Fixes for PPP, Multiemployer Pensions

May 15, 2020

• New York, New Jersey Reopen Construction Projects

May 14, 2020

• AGC, Procore Provide Insights About Loss of 975,000 Construction Jobs, Northeast Hardest Hit

May 13, 2020

• With Less Driving, State Transportation Departments Face Iffy Road Ahead

• Riskcast Adds T&M Tracking, Coronavirus Contact Tracing

May 12, 2020

• Coronavirus Complicates Already-Complex P3 Project in Norway

• California Opens Door To COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims

May 11, 2020

• Groups Weigh-In on California Order for Workers’ Comp for Employees with COVID-19

• NYC School Construction Chief Reopens Projects, But Awaits Stimulus Funds

• Saskatchewan Adds $1 Billion+ In Stimulus Funding For Projects

May 8, 2020

• Construction Loses 975,000 Jobs in April, Due to COVID-19 Impacts

May 7, 2020

• Viewpoint: Let’s Build Our Way Back

May 6, 2020

• AECOM Says Owners Are Paying For Most Pandemic-Idled Project CM Costs

• Boston Officials Outline Gradual Construction Restart

• Survey: Workloads Decline Amid Virus Outbreak

May 5, 2020

• Treasury Extends PPP Repayment Deadline, but Eligibility Confusion Persists

• After Cutting Workforce, Georgia Power Sticks to Current Vogtle Schedule

May 1, 2020

• Construction in Washington State Won't Fully Restart Until June

• Amtrak Will Redevelop Baltimore Penn Station Despite COVID-19 Impacts


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