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MARCH 8-10 2020



Information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 7: We have received a number of recent inquiries about the status of the CRC 2020 conference given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and resulting travel restrictions. We’ve been in close contact with our senior university leadership regarding the situation, including this morning. The CRC 2020 conference is on, as planned, and the organizers are taking extra precautions in terms of sanitization and so on per CDC recommendations. There is no statement or policy from ASU about canceling events; hosted events such as CRC are continuing as scheduled. No other major events have been cancelled in Phoenix, including spring training, professional basketball, music festivals, and NASCAR races, all of which are currently being held. The level of risk in AZ remains low. If anything at all changes, we will notify you by email immediately. We will also continue to post any updates here on our conference website

March 2: Arizona State University has a webpage with updates on COVID-19 and its impact on university operations. ASU continues to closely monitor COVID-19 in coordination with federal, state, and local health and emergency preparedness organizations. This is a rapidly evolving situation and as new information becomes available, the university will continue to provide updates for the community, distributed on the above website and ASU’s official social media channels. As media have reported extensively, cases of the coronavirus are now on every continent in the world, except Antarctica, and it continues to spread. In the United States, there are very few confirmed cases and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that currently, public risk remains low. As a result, all ASU operations including classes, events and activities such as CRC 2020 will continue as normal.



The ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC) is one of the prime international conferences in the area of construction engineering and management. It is organized every two years by the Construction Research Council of the ASCE Construction Institute. CRC 2020 will be hosted by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona, on March 8-10, 2020. Tempe is in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the fifth most populous city in the US. It is home to the flagship campus of ASU, the nation’s largest university by enrollment. The campus is served by Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), located 5 miles from campus and connected by light rail.


The theme for this conference is “Construction Research and Innovation to Transform Society.” As the built environment, including civil, industrial, building, and cyber infrastructure, evolves to support sustainable and resilient communities of the future, the construction industry will need to evolve. New infrastructure system developments are already transforming society in terms of safety, health, economics, and quality of life. A global network of construction stakeholders will gather at this event to share the state-of-the-art in research and practice for tackling the challenges of the 21st-century construction industry.  This premier conference is an opportunity to inspire the next generation of construction leaders, emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to research and innovation.