July 28 Industry Update

This Industry Update covers flexible manufacturing's support of COVID-19 recovery, continued OSHA inspections and news on AEC proposal activity.

Flexible Manufacturing to Support COVID-19 Recovery
Flexible manufacturing facilities will support the industry’s recovery from Covid-19, according to the head of one of the UK’s leading engineering experts.

The Future of Manufacturing: What Executives Are Saying
While it’s difficult to predict the future, new survey data released in the recent State of Manufacturing: CEO Insights report highlights key issues facing the industry, what’s likely to happen next and what needs to happen in the long term. 

Biggest OSHA Fines of Q2 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic might have altered the way OSHA conducts inspections and even limited enforcement in some areas of the country with high levels of community transmission, but the agency is still targeting contractors that put their employees' lives at risk by exposing them to two of the most serious industry threats — fall and excavation hazards. 

Construction Shows Signs of Life, But Recent COVID-19 Trends Could Derail Recovery
A new study has found that proposal activity for architecture, engineering and construction firms sank to its lowest level in over a decade in the second quarter of 2020, as the coronavirus-related downturn trimmed backlog and reduced revenue for firms across the country. AEC advisory services firm PSMJ Resources reported a few construction sectors showed net growth in proposal activity.

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Date posted: July 28, 2020