Construction companies slowed down due to high heat - Immo

Construction companies slowed down due to high heat – Immo

The productivity of construction companies is also suffering from scorching temperatures, reported Friday the Construction Confederation, which defends the interests of more than 16,000 companies in the sector. The loss of productivity remains limited between 25 and 29 degrees but “turns out to be enormous” beyond 30 degrees.

The organization says many construction companies are taking exceptional measures in the face of the heat wave, including the early start of the working day and additional breaks. However, according to a confederation survey, productivity loss of about 10% affects 65% of construction companies in case of temperatures between 25 and 29 degrees. When the mercury reaches 35 degrees, 20% of construction companies even mention a virtual interruption of activities.

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“It’s understandable, because obviously the conditions have to remain bearable for our workers, but some materials cannot withstand this heat at all. For the construction sector, this heat wave is not good news”, confirms Niko Demeester, CEO of the Construction Confederation. “If the number of very hot days remains limited, the impact on construction work deadlines will also be quite minimal.but if we face longer and longer periods of heat, there could be consequences for the end customer.”

The organization says many construction companies are taking exceptional measures in the face of the heat wave, including starting the workday early and taking extra breaks. However, according to a confederation survey, a loss of productivity of around 10% affects 65% of construction companies in the event of temperatures between 25 and 29 degrees. When the mercury reaches 35 degrees, 20% of construction companies even mention a virtual interruption of activities. Read also | Belgian companies not yet affected by the drought “It is understandable, because of course the conditions must remain bearable for our workers, but certain materials are absolutely not resistant to this heat. For the construction sector, this heat wave is not good news”, confirms Niko Demeester, CEO of the Construction Confederation. “If the number of very hot days remains limited, the impact on construction work schedules will also be quite minimal, but if we are faced with increasingly longer periods of heat, there could be consequences for the final customer.”

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