Georgia: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Renewed State of Emergency (Phased Opening)/May 28, 2020
As per the recent updates on May 28, 2020, the Governor Brian Kemp has renewed the state of emergency for the third time.
Prior to these updates on state of emergency, the State of Georgia on April 3, 2020, announced statewide orders of shelter in place. However, residential construction and critical infrastructure-related support were considered as essential and permitted.
All construction related to housing, public works, safety and energy sector projects were exempt from shut down. Initially, the orders were issued at the county and city level, but later it was announced that statewide orders should supersede any local or county orders. To avoid any chances of conflict, specific guidelines can be confirmed from the local authorities.
Governing Body: State of Georgia Government
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For example, the city of Atlanta has only permitted construction for maintenance, while Savannah has only permitted construction projects that have a valid permit issued according to 1st amended declaration.
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However, the contractors need to must demonstrate these scheduling delays with a comparison of progress of the project prior to COVID-19 restrictions, which involves data related to resources and activities. Tracking of expenses, resource consumption, and progress requires a robust construction project management and accounting software.
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Since most construction companies in the United States and other parts of the world have limited production due to health and safety reasons, one hurdle for contractors may be advancing current projects. Since the Federal and State governments have announced the phased opening and deemed construction as essential, the construction firms must have safe planning guidelines and revival strategies to restart projects.
Construction companies must define the Critical path to the project. The Critical path of a project will encompass reducing cost overruns and preventing employee termination/layoff while still completing the project on time. However, the inability to define and adhere to a critical path may cause more of a loss to the business. In other words, the contractors and project managers should aim for the more immediate and critical tasks rather than following the overwhelming list of activities that could be worked on at a later date. Using construction accounting and project management software could be a big help in documenting the jobs and scheduling them in advance.