Another COVID challenge: Material, labor shortages forcing construction firms to get creative

Material and equipment delays. They’re hitting commercial construction companies across the country. Trying to get steel? Expect to wait nine months. Want the perfect insulation for your multifamily construction job? You might be out of luck.

The pent-up demand from the COVID year of 2020, has resulted in a surge of construction projects this year. And that has led to a shortage of the most important building materials, something that continues to plague construction firms as the summer months begin to wane.

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Tom is a construction estimator with over 35 years of experience in the industry from field work to general contracting.

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