Compounded crises: how can construction emerge stronger than before?

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown could not have come at a worse time for the construction sector, which was already grappling with slow market growth and economic constraints. But could there be solutions to these challenges, and opportunities to emerge from the current crisis stronger than before?

These panellists have addressed dealing with the current challenges in the South African construction sector and determining the way forward.

The following topics have been discussed:

  • New tools and technologies to enable the sector to work faster, more efficiently and more profitably.
  • New models for financing and cash flow management to help the sector survive.
  • Managing manpower in the COVID-19 era: what is the expected impact on jobs, health and safety, and operational costs? How should the sector mitigate risk?
  • Government’s role: what relief is available, the impact on public infrastructure projects, and potential support for SMEs. What criteria will be put in place to help small and women owned business to partake in these tenders and grow their businesses – if any?
  • New opportunities in public and private development in a changed landscape.

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