College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Thomas Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction companies across California have been forced to quickly adapt to new protocols and regulations. Since certain areas of California have been more impacted by the pandemic, construction companies in those counties have been forced to comply with stricter coronavirus guidelines. Between the regions researched in this case study, the Bay Area has been affected the most by COVID-19 shutdowns and regulations. Then, Los Angeles County and San Diego County, which faced similar restrictions. The least restrictive area to build during the pandemic is the Central Valley, where there were less reported cases. Despite the difference in restrictions, the companies in this case study implemented many of the same COVID-19 protocols throughout all regions. In terms of business risk, the location of each company was not determined to be a factor. These conclusions were determined after conducting two rounds of semi-structured interviews with five companies located in various regions of California. The objective of this case study is to inform future and current industry members, as well as educators, of changes made within the commercial construction industry in California as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.