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)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


In 2020, working from home has become an increasingly popular trend amongst construction offices across the Bay Area to combat the spread of COVID-19. This meant that employees who used to commute were now able to work from home. This paper analyzes the impacts working from home has on the productivity, work-life-balance, and overall well-being of a Bay Area construction office employees . A survey was issued to the estimating department of a large general contractor in the Bay Area, with the intent of finding the impact working from home had on the three aspects of working life, as previous listed. The survey was broken-out into three sections with the purpose of collecting quantitative and qualitative data, from a variety of questions, for each of the three aspects of working life. An analysis of the data collected in the survey reveals working from home has a positive effect on the working life of former commuters in the Bay Area construction industry. This paper brings new understanding and offers future research to the potential benefits and downfalls to working from home when compared to commuting to work every day.