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Transforming the construction industry towards the next normal.

Kulatunga, Udayangani; Omotayo, Temitope; Victoria, Michele


Udayangani Kulatunga

Temitope Omotayo


The conjecture of the "next normal in construction industry" was catalysed by the impact and gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry in the year 2020. More significantly, principles underpinning the drive to "Construction Industry 4.0" became more pronounced in terms of their application during the COVID-19 pandemic with increased application of digitalisation through virtual environments for enhanced construction collaborations, sustainability and productivity. Consequently, this special issue (SI) proposed a nexus between the construction industry trends within the niches of the circular economy (CE); building information modelling (BIM); cost reduction and maintenance; construction digitalisation; designing for sustainability; low-zero carbon technology and transitioning construction stakeholders, projects and organisations towards the next normal.


KULATUNGA, U., OMOTAYO, T. and VICTORIA, M. 2023. Transforming the construction industry towards the next normal. Built environment project and asset management [online], 13(1), pages 1-4. Available from:

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2023
Online Publication Date Jan 17, 2023
Publication Date Feb 28, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 6, 2023
Publicly Available Date Feb 6, 2023
Journal Built Environment Project and Asset Management
Print ISSN 2044-124X
Electronic ISSN 2044-1258
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Pages 1-4
Keywords Construction industry; COVID-19 pandemic; Virtual environments; Enhanced construction collaborations
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