These days, contractors in the infrastructure space might consider themselves lucky as the coronavirus crisis ravages other industries. Roads, bridges, tunnels and similar projects that end up serving a public need often push forward despite economic or social turmoil and are a steady source of employment for skilled workers, managers, engineers and other construction personnel.
“Civil construction doesn’t change a whole lot,” said Paul Pedini, vice president of operations for Skanska USA Civil Northeast, based in Waltham, Massachusetts. “Our work is blessedly less susceptible to the ups and downs of the economy and that which has been created by COVID-19 just because of the nature of the work. It’s one of those things we’re extremely thankful for right now.”