COVID’s changes to the construction industry in Around Town

May 21, 2020

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the construction industry around the world, and experts say many of them will remain in place even after the outbreak recedes.

In this week’s Around Town, Building Links shares thoughts from the construction industry on changes caused by COVID-19 and what might be here to stay.

1. Jobsites are expected to be cleaner and safer with less crowded work areas.

2. Projects that require less workers on site at one time will either take longer to complete or add a second crew on evenings or weekends.

3. Telework and virtual inspections with workers, building inspections, fire marshals, and other industry professionals can reduce costs and are expected to become more common.

4. Union influences have been growing as workers need   help addressing unsanitary working conditions.

5. Modular projects are expected to increase as assembly-line efficiency and a climate-controlled environment of factory production can save on labor costs and shorten project schedules.

Excerpts from Construction Dive US article –

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