The pandemic has caused a significant number of construction projects across the country to be put on pause or cancelled.
In many cases, plans are being halted not by government order but by deep uncertainty brought on by the recession.
As unemployment continues to rise and the threat of a second wave of infections looms, it’s unclear what a recovery will look like. The architectural billing index, an early indicator of how many new projects may be coming down the pipeline, is at a historic low.
Retail, residential building, and even infrastructure such as subway design will have to change in the coming months to accommodate a new normal.
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