While many construction projects are advancing in a safe manner during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have been suspended by governmental order, like the Cities of Boston and Cambridge, or based upon the direction of the Owner and/or general contractor.
In a recent survey by the AGC (March 17-19), 28% of the respondents reported a project delay ordered by owners and/or governmental bodies. Of the delays and disruptions, respondents reported various causes including:
- 16% material/equipment shortage
- 11% labor shortages (including subcontractor laborers)
- 18% labor shortages from authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) for inspections, permits, certificates of occupancy
(The AGC is proving to be an invaluable resource with a 8 part webinar series on COVID-19 related issues plus excellent e-blasts and an online resource page. Locally, the AGC of Massachusetts and CIM are also on the forefront of COVID-19 related construction industry issues. I encourage you