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Canadian Consulting Engineer - Magazine for profesionnal engineers in construction
At the time of this column’s writing on Mar. 30, 2020, Canada has reported 7,297 cases of COVID-19 (both presumed and confirmed). In a continued effort to ‘flatten the curve’ and slow the spread of the virus, the federal and provincial governments have introduced a series of emergency measures. So far, to varying degrees across Canada, these measures have included social distancing, limits on public gatherings, new highway checkpoints and the mandatory closures of all non-essential businesses.
The pandemic’s impact on business cannot be overstated and the construction industry has not been spared. In particular, the adverse consequences on the availability of the industry’s workforce and supply chains will challenge project teams and hamper effective project delivery.