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)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of the construction industry. Construction industry members such as owners, developers, subcontractors have experienced varying degrees of impacts because of COVID-19. It is important for companies to adopt risk management strategies to mitigate risk and reduce potential injuries. Due to new rules and regulations mandated by the government, companies had to change the way they operate. This comparative case study focuses on how the pandemic has affected large and small residential companies and compare the risk management strategies set in place by different companies. It was determined that most residential companies were not negatively impacted by the pandemic and that the smallest company had more means/measures to combat risks related to COVID due to government assistance and better risk management strategies. These conclusions were made after conducting semi-structured interviews with employees from three residential companies. The purpose of the case study is to show how most companies do not have risk management plans proactively in place. This is important in identifying the need for more risk assessment so companies can be better equipped in the future.

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