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Future of Construction Industry: COVID-19 and Its Implications on Construction Projects and Risk Management – A Review

Version 1 : Received: 13 April 2021 / Approved: 14 April 2021 / Online: 14 April 2021 (14:12:17 CEST)

How to cite: Adhikari, K.; Poudyal, L. Future of Construction Industry: COVID-19 and Its Implications on Construction Projects and Risk Management – A Review. Preprints 2021, 2021040383 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0383.v1). Adhikari, K.; Poudyal, L. Future of Construction Industry: COVID-19 and Its Implications on Construction Projects and Risk Management – A Review. Preprints 2021, 2021040383 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0383.v1).

Abstract

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a whole new set of risks in construction industries generating unprecedented delays, disruptions, and uncertainty on construction projects, and has forced the industries in adopting more sophisticated technologies while combating the reduced workforce on job sites. Further, the post-pandemic era of construction is expected to be a lot different as the industries will embrace the technology as the augmentation and collaboration strategy. Thus, it will be extremely hard to sustain for construction industries in the absence of effective risk management. The existing risk plans need to be inspected for their capability of handling new risks arising from COVID-19 and the project managers will need to make the necessary revisions as needed. This paper discusses on past (NORM), present (NEW NORM), and future (Post COVID-19 NORM) of the construction industry and highlights key strategies for managing projects and construction risks during and post COVID-19 pandemic.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; pandemic; construction project; risk management; use of technology; recovery and resilience

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