How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Construction Industry

How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Construction Industry

May 6, 2020

The United States is currently navigating one of the most challenging periods in the nation’s history. As millions of Americans shelter in place to avoid the hazards posed by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, we are all forced to contemplate how to move forward in a time when social distancing is the norm. The impact of COVID-19 has been sweeping—every industry has been affected, including the construction sector.

Here are some of the ways that the novel coronavirus is having an effect on everything from new construction to the handling of property disputes in Guadalupe County, TX.

Construction projects are moving slowly

Depending on the phase of construction you’re in, you could experience severe delays as a result of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Due to social distancing guidelines, it is increasingly difficult for construction crews to advance the actual “building” portion of some construction projects.

That said, those projects still in the design phase shouldn’t have any issues proceeding, provided you’re willing to do so remotely.

Disputes are moving forward

If you’re currently in the middle of a property dispute in Guadalupe County, TX, you could be in luck. For example, determining the specific borders of a given plot of land is a task that can be accomplished mostly by one talented land surveyor. The subsequent legal action could then be completed via video conference on a case-by-case basis.

Increased legal issues

When some construction companies write up a contract, they include clauses that leave them liable for cost and time overruns. Virtually none of these contracts account for situations like the onset of COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic, some agreements are now void, meaning that there is the likelihood of increased legal action across the country. Whether that action means rewriting contracts or outright lawsuits remains to be seen, but what is certain is that delays will likely find their way onto the desk of a lawyer.

Increased anxiety among workers

During this time of heightened tension in the country, anxiety among workers is at an all-time high. One survey indicated that increased stress among crews during the outbreak has been the most significant change in the way their business is conducted. Whether you’re an employer or a customer, it’s worth taking the time to consider (and adapt to) your construction workers’ on-site concerns.

Land surveying and civil engineering excellence

At Bettersworth & Associates, Inc., we’re skilled at handling all manner of construction-related services. From land and mortgage surveys to property disputes in Guadalupe County, TX, we’re the team you can count on.

Since we opened our doors all the way back in 1953, we have offered the area’s most respected land planning services. We do it all—civil engineering, land surveys, topographic surveys, elevation certificates, boundary disputes and so much more. When you enlist the help of Bettersworth & Associates, Inc., you’re getting a team with decades of local experience and a reputation for quality work. That’s how we’ve managed to keep the lights on for nearly 70 years.

If you need the insights of a seasoned land planner, call Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. today.

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