According to a workforce survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and software company Autodesk, the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs, and furloughs. Yet, it remains difficult for a majority of firms to find craft workers to hire.
Andrew Anagnost, CEO of software company Autodesk, has responded after many top architecture firms, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, wrote an open letter citing their concerns and criticism related to the company’s Revit software. Anagnost responded to each of the points raised in the open letter in a blog post on Autodesk’s website.
The COVID-19 Response Team is a public community moderated by members of the College of Fellows. Many fellows have navigated economic downturns and natural disasters throughout their career and are available to offer their experience and expertise one-on-one or in groups via CSI’s online community.
The CSI Learning Library launched several new online courses that, for a limited time, are available to members for free. Whether you are studying for certification, need to earn learning units for certification renewal, or want to get more familiar with the standards informing every aspect of the AEC community, these are valuable video resources that can be accessed easily from your PC, tablet, or mobile device.