Evaluate the UK Construction Project Impact and Response Strategies during the Epidemic through Malaysia and China

Abdussalam Shibani, Wenbin Yang, Dyaa Hassan

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2020 is a special year, this year the world’s economy has become extremely unstable because of the arrival of COVID-19. Idiosyncratic shocks have hit the global economy. The stock market has suspended, companies have closed, unemployment has soared, every industry has faced the biggest crisis since the Second World War. The British construction industry is certainly no exception. This time it will be the victim of this epidemic and the financial crisis. Compared with the European and American countries, the impact of the epidemic in Asia (Malaysia and China) is relatively light. The development of the epidemic situation in these countries has been controlled relatively effectively and strictly controlled. They are inextricably linked. However, the impact of construction projects in any area under the epidemic, the
countermeasures adopted by the government, the epidemic prevention measures adopted by the company and the risk prevention strategy are very different. Therefore, under different circumstances, whether it is from the construction industry managers themselves or government policymakers, it is essential to apply correct and valid management measures to face the projects under construction under the epidemic actively. Simultaneously, collect statistics from questionnaire surveys of three countries in the region, then get an experimental result.
Besides, different countries have different policies and forms of epidemic development. So, this research will summarize the corresponding policies and coping strategies of the project. It based on statistics of Malaysia and Chinese construction Projects, surveys for five projects to make comparisons than do statistics to the survey result.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Advanced Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Issue number3&4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2021


  • Construction Project
  • COVID-19
  • Management
  • Financial crisis
  • Social
  • UK
  • Malaysia
  • China

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