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Title: IDENTIFYING AND ASSESSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT RISKS DURING COVID-19: A CASE STUDY IN SINGAPORE
Authors: CHOO RUI QI
Keywords: 2020-2021
Building
Bachelor's
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
Hwang Bon Gang
COVID-19
Construction
Construction Risk
Pandemic
Project Management
Risk Management
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2021
Citation: CHOO RUI QI (2021-06-01). IDENTIFYING AND ASSESSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT RISKS DURING COVID-19: A CASE STUDY IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The outbreak of COVID-19 is one of the largest global health crises. It has emerged many businesses and industries in the world, slowing down and disrupting businesses and the construction industry is no exception. The outbreak has caused construction works to come to a halt during the announcement of the Circuit breaker. Despite the regulations on the resumption of works are loosening to allow construction works to meet project time, construction projects were still affected by the outbreak. This study aims to explore the risk factors involved, the criticality of the risk factors that affect the construction projects when the pandemic occurs. the criticality of the risks is assessed based on the likelihood and impact of these risks. An extensive literature review was conducted to identify the risk factors and proposed mitigation strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The identified risk factors were drawn out from literature reviews and interviews with industry professionals to aid in identifying appropriate risk factors and mitigation strategies relevant to this research study. To achieve the aimed objectives, a survey questionnaire was sent out and interviews with industry professionals were conducted to provide greater insights into the research study. A total of 45 responses were collected and the responses were analysed using the Wilcoxon Signed-Ranked test and Mann Whitney-U test. These risk factors were then analysed on the likelihood of occurrence, impact to construction projects, and the criticality of risk to the construction projects. The comparison between the before and during the occurrence of COVID-19 was conducted to understand the severity of impact to the construction projects. Post interviews were carried out to validate the findings of the results based on the data analysed. From the analysis, it shows a distinctive result that COVID-19 has a higher impact on the overall project works. The top three critical risk factors which affect the construction projects were (1) Labour shortages, (2) Site access constraints, (3) Delayed decision in projects. Proposed mitigation strategies were introduced and analyse against the critical risk factors to aid the organisation to gain awareness to the mitigation strategies that can be adopted. The findings from this research analysis provide comprehensive information for the Singapore construction industry to gain awareness of the critical risk involved in construction projects during COVID-19. It adds supplementary information to see the relative importance of the risk factors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitigation strategies were introduce for the construction industry to adopt these strategies and tide through the challenges.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222378
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