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Survey: Over 25% of US construction firms laying off workers
Despite challenges, some are gaining work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
CNH Industrial updates European production plans
The majority of its European assembly operations will remain suspended until April 17
US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors
The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors
Hitachi details status of production plants
Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India
US unemployment claims break records while construction slows
Tighter shelter-in-place orders bring constuction to a halt in many areas, putting thousands out of work
Australian union calls for adherence to safety protocols
Australia’s CFMEU union has called on contractors and builders to follow enhanced health and safety and hygiene practices to combat the spread of coronavirus
Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19
Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 
North America’s top contractors aim to minimise exposure to coronavirus
Firms are using everything from basic hygiene to collaboration technology to keep people safe
CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open
Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed
BAM reopens in UK and offers Euro update
Dutch contractor says it has redesigned operations to ensure social distancing can be observed
Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package
The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports
John Deere closes US plant for deep clean
Operations at Dubuque, Iowa, plant suspended on 30 March following employee COVID-19 diagnosis
Concrete industry in Latin America fights Coronavirus
Concrete companies assist with public space cleansing operations
Strabag gradually restarts work in Austria
Austria’s largest construction group Strabag is gradually resuming work on more than 1000 construction sites in the country 
New federal guidance suggests US construction could continue
Appeals from construction officials appear to be heeded as new guidelines more strongly support work on US sites
Skanska says ‘ambition is to keep projects running’
The company is taking additional precautions as it aims to keep its construction sites working
European construction: ‘Urgent measures required during COVID-19’
Joint statement by 15 sector bodies calls for help to protect workers and support business
JCB to produce ventilators
Following an appeal by UK Prime Minister, JCB will help address the national ventilator shortage
Comment: Italy after three weeks of lock-down
Roberta Prandi, Associate Publisher at KHL’s Power division, reports from Northern Italy on the COVID-19 crisis
Exclusive: Chinese crane owner on the construction recovery
Mr. Chai Zhao Yi of tower crane rental company Pangyuan Rental describes the recovery in China following the effects of COVID-19
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