Nestled into the north shore of Lake Superior, the city of Duluth, Minn., sits at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes. Formed by the glaciers that created the lakes themselves, much of Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood is built into a rocky, iron-rich slope with soil no deeper than 20 ft to 30 ft at any point and much of it is exposed rock.
"As I watched COVID-19 cases quickly jump from 1 to 10 to 10,000, I went into triage mode, acting fast to keep our people safe and still deliver for our clients," says CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction.
When the first COVID-related restrictions came down on U.S. construction sites in the spring of 2020, many contractors were caught flat-footed compiling information on workers and visitors for contact tracing.
More British projects are closed but others proceed as govt. and industry grapple with rising COVID-19 numbers, tough directives on social distance and economic fallout; across Europe, 190,000 cases and 8,700 deaths pose key challenges.