The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction equipment industry has been severe. Rich Smith, Vice President, Products and Services for Komatsu America, took time recently to answer some of ENR's questions about the company's response.
Right now construction contractors are keeping a sharp eye on their cash reserves, which are vital when there are new and unexpected costs and interruptions in payment or in new project awards. We'll discuss what to do about collecting funds owed, monitoring finance and payments, and maximizing your own company’s cash position until costs and construction service markets stabilize.
The challenges of keeping jobsites safe and projects on schedule are perennial issues in construction, and a disruptive development like a viral pandemic emphasizes that reality. In this webinar, ENR will have a discussion with project leaders and industry experts on how the connections between safety and productivity are keeping projects afloat during the current crisis and beyond.
This webinar will address how the markets are playing out in 2020 amid the COVID-19 Crisis. Top forecasters will share their views on the market prospects for the industry at midyear, both nationally & regionally, in the midst of these unique challenges. We'll also chat with a leading industry technology strategist about how the year is playing out from a construction technology perspective.
Leaders from major owner organizations share their views on the construction economy, response to COVID-19, technology trends, workforce, project delivery and other issues at the top of project owners' minds. How do owner associations help members navigate toward better business outcomes for the whole team? Attendees will learn about owner strategy in the challenging year ahead.
The impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector workplace illustrates how quickly disruption can occur. Newsmakers will discuss how employers are meeting new challenges that include crisis management and workforce recovery and rebuilding, how knowledge is being managed and transferred, recruiting and developing next generation talent and why diversity and inclusion not only matter but are core to growth.
Like every profession, the construction industry was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, and practices of temperature monitoring, PPE usage and social distancing were adopted as some work continued. We'll discuss how construction estimates can be built to account for changes in labor and equipment due to COVID-19 and what impacts the use of social distancing could have on construction project timeline.
Virtual reality, long seen as a presentation tool for marketing, is being used more for actual BIM review and commenting.Panelists will discuss how they use virtual reality systems to perform BIM walkthroughs, make notes and annotations and even generate RFIs. We will explore how collaborating with others in the same virtual space—even thousands of miles apart—can offer value to any job, pandemic or not.
A panel of industry judges reviewed a record number of entries to select 30 winning projects located in 21 countries on six continents. Colón, Panama’s urban renewal, providing modernized, safe and livable infrastructure for the country’s second-largest city, was chosen as ENR’s Global Project of the Year.