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Influence between COVID-19 Impacts and Project Stakeholders in Chilean Construction Projects

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Departamento de Obras Civiles, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaíso 2390123, Chile
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Departamento de Obras Civiles, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco 4811230, Chile
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Academic Editor: Dorota Kuchta
Sustainability 2021, 13(18), 10082; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810082
Received: 29 June 2021 / Revised: 27 August 2021 / Accepted: 2 September 2021 / Published: 9 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stakeholders in Sustainable Project Management)
The construction sector has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 due to the restricted conditions required by construction projects to perform physical activities. Given this context, it is of interest for the industry to identify the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the development of construction projects. However, little is known regarding how the impacts of COVID-19 have affected multiple stakeholders in construction projects and whether there is some interaction among such impacts. This study aims to explore the impacts of COVID-19 and their influence among different construction stakeholders (i.e., engineers and managers, workers, suppliers). This study was enabled by 40 semi-structured interviews that were performed with stakeholders in construction projects in Chile. Content analysis from the interviews led to the identification of categories of impacts and stakeholders, to the development of a cognitive map of the impacts, and to the application of correspondence analysis. Fifteen categories of impacts were identified, and six construction stakeholders were identified as having been impacted by COVID-19. Identifying the causes and effects of the impacts felt by multiple stakeholders revealed that these impacts interacted among each other. Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on construction stakeholders may facilitate the development of effective mitigation strategies to reduce COVID-19 impacts on the construction sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction; COVID-19; causes; impacts; qualitative content analysis; correspondence analysis construction; COVID-19; causes; impacts; qualitative content analysis; correspondence analysis
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Araya, F.; Sierra, L. Influence between COVID-19 Impacts and Project Stakeholders in Chilean Construction Projects. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10082. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810082

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Araya, Felipe, and Leonardo Sierra. 2021. "Influence between COVID-19 Impacts and Project Stakeholders in Chilean Construction Projects" Sustainability 13, no. 18: 10082. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810082

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