When the pandemic first hit the United States, many businesses were either ordered closed by different states or decided to close by themselves. There are, however, some major exceptions: those businesses that are considered as “essential” enough that should continue operating during this crisis. There are many states that include construction and building materials industries as “essential services.”
Of course, this might make many people wonder why construction is a fundamental service. To clear the misconception about construction services, here’s a brief guide that breaks down why construction is considered as a fundamental service.
Reprinted courtesy of Chris Jackson, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.