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ASCE Publishes COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has just released the publication, COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects. The document provides a concise overview of the immediate response of the construction industry to the challenges created by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Topics include time and schedule impacts on projects, financial impacts on projects, and new and evolving regulations. The book is relevant field engineers, project managers, and all those involved with claims and construction management.
Access more information on ASCE's website.
Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: The COVID-19 Delta Variant Has Changed Everything
A recent Mayo Clinic podcast features Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, who talks about the delta variant. Dr. Poland answers questions about immunity and the likelihood of COVID-19 booster shots. He also provides detail about the extensive Federal Drug Administration license approval process for COVID-19 vaccines.
Access the Mayo Clinic podcast and full transcript.
SAE COMVEC Conference to Highlight Workforces in the Digital World
SAE International's COMVEC, a North American forum that addresses vehicles and equipment, will highlight a session, "Workforce in Digital World," on September 15, 2021, as part of the technical session conference lineup, as part of the conference in Rosemont, IL.
Companies face the challenge of building a digitally-enabled workforce for the 21st century. This challenge has been amplified by the onset of the COVID pandemic affecting all members of the COMVEC community and the requirement to leverage technology to maintain profitable operations. This panel will discuss how organizations address these challenges, including through upskilling/reskilling teams, rescaling the workforce, and providing insight how organizations managed COVID with an "at home" workforce.
Access more information on COMVEC and the session.
See more ANSI member efforts in the ANSI COVID-19 Resource Webpage Highlighting Standardization Community Response.