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


At the beginning of 2020, the world was turned upside down at the hands of the global coronavirus pandemic. Today, economies and business are counting the costs and wondering what recovery will look like – how to navigate and adapt to a new style of life after returning from government-mandated lockdowns. The question on everyone’s minds is, “how do we continue to work while keeping people safe?” This question is extremely relevant in the construction industry where, for most people, working from home is not an option. This case study will delve into how Dome Construction, along with their client, The University of California Medical Center, adapted and developed a plan to safely return to work. Returning to work safely requires new protocols to be put in place, some of which affect the productivity of the construction process. There is no doubt that adjustments to the way an existing project is run will come with cost implications. Through interviews and on-site experience, this paper will examine how the Dome project team calculated and tracked cost implications in order to provide narrative for a COVID-19 change order.

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