Patrick Harder Discusses Pandemic Impact on Infrastructure Projects
Patrick Harder was interviewed by P3 Bulletin regarding COVID-19's impact on the infrastructure landscape.
Patrick noted that “challenges revolve around interpreting constantly shifting government orders to help our clients assess their ability to advance their respective projects, especially projects that are under construction. Additionally, finding uniformity across jurisdictions has been difficult. But thankfully, the orders are almost universally treating public works construction as essential activities, which allows projects to move forward, with social distancing measures in place.”
Patrick added, “The impact of the various ‘safer at home’ orders have actually worked in favor of many of our projects. Some of the complex logistical challenges involved in undertaking massive construction projects around operating roads, airports and universities have become much easier as the public usage of these facilities has dropped dramatically, at least in the short term.”