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International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics

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  • Impact of COVID-19 and responses on the performance of construction projects in Al-Najaf province   Order a copy of this article
    by Ameer A. Alraie, Asaad M. Ali Kadhum, Rana Shabbar 
    Abstract: This study examines COVID-19s impact on the construction sector performance in Al-Najaf province and evaluates the response measures made so far. A questionnaire was designed based on a literature review to enable 66 professionals from the construction sector in Najaf to evaluate the impact of the pandemic using 38 factors developed and categorised into four groups. It also identifies and prioritises 15 response mechanisms combined into five groups. The analysis of results using RII method indicated that the top impacted categories were financial, safety, risk, and others followed by operations, supply chain and contractual aspects. The response measures group analysis showed a strong preference for management actions, health and safety followed by financial communication and finally the environment. It is concluded that risk management, safety factors were dominating updated Iraqi legal documentation is needed and the emergence of a modern management approach are required.
    Keywords: COVID-19; Iraqi construction sector; relative importance index; RII; risk and crisis management; response measures.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEME.2022.10052812