While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the construction industry as a whole, construction management needs to organize how they are proceeding as the virus progresses. The geographic location of projects and business operations, like the expansion of the virus itself, is influencing the ongoing impact and resulting conditions for those projects – whether public or private, large or small.
Managing construction through the coronavirus pandemic is a difficult mission. With the uncertainty of the nation’s well-being, it has been a stressful time to manage a team of workers who are also questioning the status of business openings and job safety. This is even more true in Florida, which (as of July 1, 2020) is beginning to look like a new epicenter for the virus.
In construction, once a project is underway, the timeline is tight. Skilled workers are in high demand and have new projects organized in advance. Delays in construction or temporary shut-downs may trigger a loss of skilled workers, legal battles, and may jeopardize the reputation of a construction company. Construction management needs to consider whether a loss in revenue and schedule slip are as valuable as making sure you have a healthy, reliable, skilled workforce in the coming months. It is a tightrope of decision making under circumstances that are, in many ways, unique.
At Bennett Legal Group, we understand that the virus is affecting everyone and creating unique legal issues for you and your business. We are available to guide you and your construction business through these difficult unprecedented times. If you have a question or concern, please contact us. We are here to help. Our office is fully operational and our lawyers and staff have full remote work capability if needed.