Who carries the risk of the impact of Covid-19 on construction projects?

Unfortunately, it’s becoming clear that the Covid-19 outbreak will adversely affect the execution and completion of construction projects in Northern Ireland. Disruption is already being experienced in obtaining the delivery of goods and materials, as well as on the availability of the workforce currently engaged by contractors. The extent and duration of these impacts is unknown at the moment.


Therefore, on the presumption that the outbreak has a viable detrimental impact on the execution and completion of construction works, who carries the risk of that impact?

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