Propositions for a Resilient, Post-COVID-19 Future for the AEC Industry

Nassereddine, Hala, Seo, Kyung Wook, Rybkowski, Zofia K., Schranz, Christian and Urban, Harald (2021) Propositions for a Resilient, Post-COVID-19 Future for the AEC Industry. Frontiers in Built Environment, 7. ISSN 2297-3362

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Abstract

The coronavirus outbreak has challenged and continues to challenge every aspect of the supply chain within the AEC industry, forcing stakeholders to cope with increasing uncertainties and continuous change. The notion of resilience is especially salient now. While the need for the AEC industry to focus on resilience has been highlighted in recent articles, there is a need for a comprehensive discussion on what resilience means for the AEC industry and how companies can create built-in resilience. This paper takes the form of a high-level overview of where the industry is headed and aims to establish eleven propositions for a resilient, post-COVID-19 future, for practitioners working in the design and construction industry. Moreover, this paper proposes a ‘decentralization of workforce and integration of data’ model in which the established propositions are manifested to support a resilient AEC industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience, AEC Industry, Post-COVID-19 pandemic, decentralization, data integration
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46669

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