2020 has seen decreases in construction costs due to contractors adjusting prices to win work to sustain their businesses into 2021-22. They're unlikely to remain low as additional COVID-19 safety measures have added costs that further decrease their profits.
Construction costs have increased in countries with ongoing economic or political instability due to the increase in cost for imported materials.
Organizations have adjusted their budgets and increased investments in enabling technologies to accommodate some level of remote working.
Adjustments in the type and layout of office furniture reflects a need for greater flexibility and collaboration for when employees truly need to be face-to-face.