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Post Covid-19 Construction Start Up

[embed]https://youtu.be/Zb63cbsZwa0[/embed] Hmmmmm Coffeeee … The first café bought coffee makes it really hit home that the full Level 4 lockdown is actually over.  But what does this post lockdown actually look like?  The answer for those of us in the Project Management Consulting space is, aside from the ability to get that morning coffee, very little.  But for Main Contractors and Sub contractors that we work with every day, it changes everything. It is not as simple as saying that they can go back to work now.  Because the working environment that they have returned to is very, very different to the environment they left only weeks ago. In hindsight, the final week of Level 4 Lockdown will likely be remembered by most in the Construction Industry as organised chaos. Governmental guidance came quickly, interpretation of the guidance came even faster in differing form from differing clients - and Main Contractor’s for the most part led the charge for a return to work under Level 3 conditions. In the popular and fast growing suburb of Stonefields in East Auckland, Greenstone Group are working with the Ministry of Education to deliver a new 24 classroom teaching block to prepare the School for future growth.  It could be argued that this project was in an enviable stage when the Nationwide Level 4 lockdown was announced.  Construction had reached a point where the building is 90% watertight – but the second fix was not yet underway, minimising the potential security risk. During the…

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