First, our thoughts and well wishes go out to all of our friends, colleagues, and everyone we work with in the construction management industry. Since its inception in 1982, CMAA has been dedicated to assisting our members, and the entire construction management community, realize project, program, and professional success.
We understand the unique concerns and challenges you are facing. In this time of great uncertainty, I want you to know that CMAA stands with you as you navigate the challenges of providing construction management services, while possibly working remotely or practicing social distancing.
In these truly unprecedented times, CMAA stands ready to assist the entire construction management community.
April 2 - Is Construction Essential in Your State (constructconnect) - Around the U.S., we’re seeing more states, counties, and cities choose to close nonessential businesses or issue some sort of “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders.
April 1 - Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.
April 1 - Florida Governor Looks to Accelerate Transportation Projects (Click Orlando)
March 31 - SF Bay Area Halts Most Construction; LA Issues Stronger Site Safety Rules (Engineering News Record) - Six Bay Area counties in California—Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara, along with the city of Berkeley—announced March 31 that most construction will be halted due to a tightened, joint shelter-in-place order effective at 11:59 p.m. The mayor of Los Angeles also announced new site safety guidelines and encouraged public reporting of construction non-compliance to the city’s safer-at-home order.
March 30 - NYC Announces Fines of up to $10K if Work Continues on Non-Essential Projects (Engineering News Record)- Project teams in New York City may be fined up to $10,000 if found working on non-essential or non-emergency construction—or if workers on projects that are allowed to continue don't practice social distancing to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, say new city Dept. of Buildings protocols.
March 28 - New Department Of Homeland Security Guidance Clarifies Construction’s Role In Supporting Essential Critical Infrastructure (Associated General Contractors) - Construction Officials Say New Federal Guidance Should Signal to State and Local Officials the Need to Allow Construction Activity to Continue, or Resume, During Coronavirus-Related Work Stoppages.
March 28 - Guidance for Employers to Plan & Respond to Coronavirus (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) - The following guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CMAA Program Updates
- CMAA Focus20, scheduled for April 26 - 28 has been cancelled.If you already had registered for CMAA Focus20, please click here to see the available options and process for obtaining refunds.
Effective March 20, CMCI's testing vendor has closed all in-person testing centers indefinitely. We will be notifying all candidates when a re-opening date is announced. CMCI is currently automatically granting extensions to all candidates who have deadlines during March, April, and May.
- All Professional Construction Management (PCM) Courses scheduled through May 15 have been postponed/cancelled. New dates will be posted when available.
- March 25 - 27, Fairfax, Va.
- April 23 - 25, San Antonio, Texas
- May 13 - 15, Sacramento, Calif.
- The Train the Trainer Course scheduled for April 24 - 25 in San Antonio, Texas has been cancelled.
- The deadline to renew your 2020 CMAA Membership has been extended to April 30.
- Any information (especially certification applications and supporting information) mailed to the CMAA offices may encounter processing delays of up to five additional days. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.