In these unprecedented times, the latest issue of our magazine is unique as it's the first-ever exclusively digital version of the publication, says Andy Walker in his latest editor's comment.
This edition of Infrastructure Intelligence is published at an unprecedented time for our industry and indeed the world. The Covid-19 crisis has changed the way we work and it’s highly likely that we will never return to anything approaching business as usual.
The crisis has affected every aspect of our lives, changing many people’s working weeks beyond all recognition. Like much of the industry, Infrastructure Intelligence staff are working from home and for the first time this edition of the magazine is a digital publication only, as our readers aren’t in their offices to receive print copies.
Unsurprisingly, this issue is almost completely dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and the construction industry’s efforts to deal with the crisis. We highlight the crucial role being played by the Construction Leadership Council and report on how firms are making a difference on the ground, helping to provide PPE and building temporary hospitals.
We also take the opportunity to look ahead to what a post-coronavirus industry - and world - might look like. One that is pretty different from the one we had before the crisis and many see an opportunity in the current situation to make long awaited changes to the industry and society.
Whatever happens in the coming weeks, one thing we can be sure about is that things will never be the same after this crisis subsides and hopefully that will be for the better - for business and the way we all live and work.
Andy Walker is the editor of Infrastructure Intelligence.