Voices on Infrastructure: Resetting amid COVID-19
June 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: Resetting amid COVID-19

Welcome to the June edition of Voices, a collection of insights on resetting amid COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic is a deep humanitarian crisis—one that is also causing unprecedented disruption across the global economy, and the impacts are likely to be felt for years. Leaders from across the infrastructure value chain are scrambling to keep their employees safe while ascertaining how their organization’s finances, workforce, projects, supply chains, and operations may be disrupted.

Articles in this issue

Article

A new paradigm for project planning

– Owners and contractors can protect both workers and project economics by embracing a more efficient approach to project execution.
Article

Preserving project continuity in the face of COVID-19

– Advancing infrastructure projects means owners must protect people, projects, and performance. This will require adopting an agile posture, continually assessing risks, and adjusting operations.
Interview

Restarting after COVID-19: A Q&A with Clifford Chance’s David Metzger

– Standby agreements for major capital projects can help preserve relationships as well as shore up suppliers’ and contractors’ solvency during construction standstills.
Article

Resetting capital spending in the wake of COVID-19

– Amid the pandemic, many CFOs are struggling to stabilize cash flows. A quick reset of capital spending—which can usually be achieved in about four weeks—can help them reach their goals.
Article

How construction can emerge stronger after coronavirus

– Engineering, construction, and building materials have a vital role to play in a post-pandemic recovery of our communities and economies. Seven actions can help companies prepare for the next normal.
Interview

Meeting E&C needs in and after coronavirus: A Q&A with WSP’s Paul Dollin

– A global engineering consultancy is planning for recovery by rethinking how its people work, as it safeguards its engineering and construction operations.
Article

Commercial real estate must do more than merely adapt to coronavirus

– COVID-19 is a humanitarian challenge that will have lasting effects on how people live, work, and play. By acting today, real estate leaders can best serve end users and ensure their own viability.

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