No industry was immune to the deadly virus COVID 19 and has got affected in all possible ways. One of such industries which trembled at first and now have emerged back not just with full power but with double power is the construction industry. The industry which involves the extraordinary physical presence of a bunch of people in every single department of it was almost ending due to the pandemic. But like most of the industries have made their comebacks, construction has made it too on the post-pandemic success list in the best possible way and has set a model too. Let us discuss how this happened.
With Accelerating rollout and adoption of digitization
The pandemic has established social distancing at least for almost a year. This apparent forces the construction industry to work an alternative way, that is to work remotely. For contractors, with the help of the digital world, they could instruct, monitor and control the sites and employees. And with the suppliers, with digitalisation, there will be minimal physical interaction in delivery and.
By Investing in the culture and skills to operate in the next normal
As the whole world is at risk, if any industry is operating despite the pandemic, then safety should come first. Because, without safety, all the efforts would go in vain and will put a lot of human lives in danger. Adapt to the new work culture which embraces safety and efficiency to ensure your workers are comfortable and out of danger. It will, of course, take time to make them learn, but this is just the right time to uplift them which was meant to happen sometime much later.
Building a control tower across the portfolio
The prices are facing the struggle of their life and especially in case of supplies. If not monitored properly the project process, material inventory, subcontractors, services, and costs will all collapse during this tough time. In this way, resources can be allocated at the right place and at the right time.
Identifying opportunities to shift work off-site
Since we are not able to predict what happens the next moment, you need to be well prepared in all aspects. While working from remote areas has become an inconvenient thing, offsite construction is coming to play. The elements can be pre assembled now according to convenience and there will be less wastage of materials and no noise and dust.
The fastest recovery in case of the global economy is what we need to work on. The faster you accept the new reality and start working for it, the faster you adapt and recover.