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)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The end of 2019 and throughout 2020 brought along the COVID-19 pandemic which majorly impacted the construction industry. For construction work to continue through the pandemic, adjustments to procedures and protocols were made that satisfied city and state requirements to reduce the virus spread. Since the virus is deemed highly contagious it is much easier to contract than a common flu, making containment for any potential spread a high priority. Understanding different companies’ responses to the pandemic at the construction jobsite level provides opportunities to implement procedures to stop the spread of the virus. Using in-depth interviews, this paper examines early procedures and processes utilized by construction companies. Following each of the interviews, means and methods implemented by each company were analyzed to understand what responses were perceived as successful, and which were considered ineffective. Some effective processes included use of virtual meetings and creating safe environments by sending those around infected individuals’ home. As the virus is still ongoing, it was also important to understand what individuals have learned so far throughout this pandemic, and how business may change going forward. Understanding some lessons learned from this process may allow better preparations for any potential future crisis.

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