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Construction industry has been hit hard by lockdown but can rebuild with the right plan

Colm O'Callaghan


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Sites: Measures will need to be put in place to ensure worker safety. Stock image: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sites: Measures will need to be put in place to ensure worker safety. Stock image: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sites: Measures will need to be put in place to ensure worker safety. Stock image: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Covid-19 and its effect on markets and commercial activity has presented a range of challenges to the Irish construction sector. Some projects are delayed or have been cancelled as a result of the impacts of the pandemic. Supply chain bottlenecks affecting equipment, materials and people are likely to cause delays in funded projects, or reduce spending on future ones.

As a result of the crisis, Irish companies in the construction industry have been hit on numerous fronts. How fast construction companies recover will depend to a large extent on what segments of the sector they serve and where the business sits in the industry's value chain.


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