The construction industry is playing its part in the battle against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although the virus continues to spread globally, we’ve seen organizations in this industry adapt and act swiftly. From new health and safety protocols to adopting new communication channels, the construction industry is as agile as ever.
We’ve gathered a few resources that can help both small and large construction organizations during this time. You may already have these resources bookmarked and saved, which already puts you at the forefront of adapting to this situation. The following online resources can be used to keep tabs on the resources that are available to you during this time.
These resources can also serve as a reminder to our new and existing clients that we are one industry that can band together to forge a path towards tomorrow.
Resources for the Construction Industry
These specific resources were created to guide the Canadian and American Construction Industry in response to COVID-19. They provide key information and facts that will help businesses protect their people and projects. These resources are updated frequently, so it may be useful to save these pages for in case updates are made in the future.
Construction in BC and Canada
- Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Standardized Protocols for Canadian Construction Sites
Resources shared by the CCA to help all construction companies in Canada navigate COVID-19.
- The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Preparedness Guide
Official guide that is updated on an ongoing basis to help all businesses adapt to COVID-19.
- BC Government Guidelines for Construction Sites Operating During COVID-19
Operational construction guidelines as set by the Government of BC.
- WorkSafeBC Resource Portal
Health and Safety Guidelines as recommended by WorkSafeBC.
Construction in Texas and United States
- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Resources
A list of resources that can help small and large construction companies during this time.
- Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) COVID-19 Resources
- The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)
Health and Safety Guidelines as recommended by the CPWR.
- Texas Association of Builders (TAB) Resources
Includes a long list of guides and documents such as the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Construction Communities to Engage With (Remotely)
Remaining connected with other members of the community can keep construction businesses informed on how they can adapt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are examples of communities that can serve as a place to connect with other business owners and construction professionals.
- r/Construction – A place for tradespeople and contractors to discuss the industry. A community for construction, building, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and subcontractors.
- r/Homebuilding – Homebuilder community to discuss ongoing projects, project ideas, and trends in custom homebuilding.
- r/HomeImprovement – A community dedicated to helping individuals that are looking for advice on personal home improvement projects.
- r/OSHA – Community discussing workplace safety. Posts showing OSHA violations are a hot topic on here. Safety officers – stay away from this community to keep sane!
- r/smallbusiness – Place for small business owners to discuss small business trends with other small business owners. Great place to find out how other businesses are operating and adapting.
- r/Entrepreneur – A community for entrepreneurs to network professionally and collaborate on new project ideas.
- Construction Management – A group for and about professionals in the construction industry.
- Linking Construction – A group with over 159,000 construction professionals. Discusses the latest trends and developments within the construction industry.
- Construction Professionals Forum – This group was made for networking, and also serves as a knowledge-sharing platform for all non-residential construction professionals.
- Construction & Project Managers – A where Construction and Project Managers can keep in touch and network with other managers in the industry.
The communities above can serve as a great source of inspiration for business or project ideas.
Building Towards Tomorrow
The construction industry has stood the test of time, and it’s our resiliency and strong foundation that keeps us moving forward.
What makes our industry so important is that it is essential to the future of our nations. This industry is known for its resilience and strong foundation, and the construction community has continued to prove we are agile enough to pivot when needed.
What matters now is that we continue to persevere and innovate in the face of adversity.
We are one community, and together we continue to build towards a better tomorrow.