The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted a number of industries and caused leaders to reevaluate the way they conduct work, how they manage employees, how they retain projects, and more. Unlike some industries, the construction industry has only shown minimal slowing depending on geographical region and market segments. Making changes to both, the traditional office setting and the field, there are still questions as to whether these changes will stick in the future. Below are a few examples of how the construction industry has shifted due to COVID-19.
New Safety Precautions
First and foremost, when dealing with a pandemic or any crisis-like situation that puts employee’s health at risk, the safety of employees supersedes other priorities. To help control the situation and spread of illness, certain processes must be enforced before others, and in this case, the first step is to create a workplace response plan that’s based on the guidelines provided by the nation’s medical officials, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
This response plan should be catered to each individual situation considering there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ response for any crisis. In this case, companies should cater the plan to reflect the circumstances of COVID-19. For starters,