Tonight’s TRD Talk: Facing a construction crisis

Building industry experts explain challenges of constructing during coronavirus on tonight's episode

New York /
Apr.April 22, 2020 08:30 AM

Tonight at 5 p.m., join The Real Deal senior reporter Kathryn Brenzel as she leads a conversation with top building industry officials to discuss construction during coronavirus.

According to recent TRD Insights analysis, more than half of construction companies are experiencing delays. Although supply chain disruptions were the first virus-related obstacle for the industry, in subsequent weeks construction moratoriums and social distancing have led to difficulty in building just about anything.

Some sites have been allowed to continue as essential or emergency projects in New York, and shutdowns have happened unevenly across the country. In Massachusetts, where work is still happening, there have been protests by workers fearing for their safety. In Miami, two major hotel projects were shut down for failing to comply with social distancing.

On tonight’s talk, Plaza Construction president Brad Meltzer, New York Building Congress CEO Carlo Scissura and Building Trades Employers Association CEO Louis Coletti will explain how the pandemic is putting a dent in the industry, what challenges they are facing, and what solutions might bring builders through to the other side.

Register here to tune in.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Plant Prefab CEO Steve Glenn (Plant Prefab)
Homebuilder Plant Prefab nabs Series B funding, eyes 3rd factory
Homebuilder Plant Prefab nabs Series B funding, eyes 3rd factory
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty, iStock)
NYC to require vaccines for indoor dining, gyms and performance venues
NYC to require vaccines for indoor dining, gyms and performance venues
Related chairman Stephen Ross (Getty, iStock)
Related the latest company to mandate vaccines for employees
Related the latest company to mandate vaccines for employees
Social Construct's co-founders Ben Huh and Michael Yarne (iStock)
Proptech startup Social Construct shutting down
Proptech startup Social Construct shutting down
Durst Organization CEO Douglas Durst (Getty)
Durst to fire unvaccinated corporate employees Sept. 6
Durst to fire unvaccinated corporate employees Sept. 6
L&L Holding’s David Levinson and Columbia Property Trust's Nelson Mills with a rendering of 261 11th Avenue (L&L, Columbia Property Trust, Terminal Warehouse)
L&L, Columbia Property Trust land $1.3B loan for Chelsea office project
L&L, Columbia Property Trust land $1.3B loan for Chelsea office project
Pandemic lockdowns for all three cities started in the last full week of March 2020, but office use had already plunged the week before as companies proactively sent workers home (iStock)
Manhattan lags Chicago, LA in returning to the office
Manhattan lags Chicago, LA in returning to the office
Fires raging in the western United States are beginning to have a negative impact on lumber output. (Getty)
Raging wildfires threaten lumber market, home builders’ costs
Raging wildfires threaten lumber market, home builders’ costs
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...