Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on contracts and future projects
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, there are questions about the impact on contracts and future projects.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is presenting many challenges to the Consultants and Contractors. Delivery of ongoing projects is being challenged by site shut-downs, material supply issues and shortages of personnel.
Perhaps now more than ever, civil engineers need to be aware and alert to safety-related issues.
To the bigger, future workload question, that is more complex still. Going forward the world now faces three overwhelming threats of global disasters – climate change, the Coronavirus pandemic, and unknown, transformative socio-economic changes in its aftermath. Some of these socio-economic changes, if sustained, will have positive effects in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation. But what does that mean for our infrastructure systems? What will society want from our roads, railways and other vital communication networks?
With the unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus across the globe, many firms and business have been initiating projects to transform their operations from ‘face to face’ to virtual environments aided by various technologies.
Worried about how to arbitrate or mediate online during the COVID-19 pandemic? Starting to make the switch online and have questions?
The COVID-19 health crisis is causing unprecedented disruptions and damage to the world’s economy and business relationships. Many commercial disputes are surfacing as parties find it impracticable or impossible to perform their contractual obligations. At the same time, the crisis is also considerably slowing down the resolution of pending court cases, exacerbating the already significant backlog of cases in many courts.