South Carolina: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Phased Reopening/May 11, 2020

With home or work order in effect, construction of housing, essential services, energy, infrastructure is permitted. The order has been issued for an indefinite amount of time.​

Presently, the state is moving towards its first phase of reopening with Governor McMaster’s orders on May 11, 2020.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Henry McMaster

Questions about Construction during COVID-19?

Though COVID-19 has severely affected the United States, bringing a lot of restrictions and orders on continuing construction, the most significant information people seek is all about the status of construction in different states.

Since we have worked for years as project management and accounting software service provider, we have used our knowledge to draft a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can be of great help in steering construction projects amidst COVID-19.

If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The orders have considered construction to have an exemption.Under the Charleston order, construction with skilled workers, repair, and development of essential infrastructure is permitted.However, the Columbia list of essential services has only considered repair and maintenance as necessary, along with some essential infrastructure.
All the stores dealing in hardware and home improvement material are exempted.
Yes, tracking data related to contracts, expenses, estimated delivery, job schedules, etc. would demonstrate project progress and interruptions due to COVID-19 restrictions, and in turn, help reduce project losses. This is a straightforward task for construction firms who have a robust project management and accounting software in place.

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To resume construction in the state for all essential services need construction sites to be fully protected against the exposure. However, to keep construction open in the state while understanding the guidelines to work re-entry released by the authorities.
Yes, to keep up with the cash flow, construction firms can simply apply for the PayCheck Protection Program under which the contractors could get loans to subsidize the economic loss due to project delays and additional expenses incurred on safeguarding sites against the exposure.
In order to benefit from Force Majeure protections, activity data regarding resources, financials and project status should be tracked using a robust construction project management software and submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays and incurred expenses due to COVID-19.

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