Impact of COVID-19 on construction

Call for papers for: Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology

Guest editor

Professor Fidelis Emuze, Central Univ. of Technology, Free State

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Dr Claire Deacon, Nelson Mandela University

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Professor John Smallwood, Nelson Mandela University

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Overview of special issue

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the world of work and how work is done in construction is no exception. How will construction practice or process change? How do these changes affect productivity, efficiency, people, service, production and product in construction? How will the international construction management as a whole be impacted, and how will construction management research be affected in the short and long term? These questions are pertinent and it is already a significant discussion point within the community of practice.

Indicative list of anticipated themes

  • Safe and healthy work in COVID-19 era
  • Prevention through design in COVID-19 era
  • Ethical challenges and reasoning in COVID-19 era
  • Workers conditions in COVID-19 era
  • Workers wellbeing in COVID-19 era
  • Ergonomics and human factors in COVID-19 era
  • Zero harm vision in COVID-19 era
  • Digital construction in COVID-19 era
  • Employment and industrial relations in COVID-19 era
  • Construction Regulations in COVID-19 era
  • Industrial Policy in COVID-19 era
  • Diversity in construction in COVID-19 era
  • Respect for people in the time of COVID-19
  • Stress and work in construction in the time of COVID-19
  • Work-life-balance in COVID-19 era
  • Gender issues in construction in the time of COVID-19
  • Aging workers (older workers) in the time of COVID-19

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