What can you expect in Building, in a Post COVID-19 Environment?

Building in a Post COVID-19 environment is challenging. However, it is not impossible to do or expect something greatly different in your building’s focus.  But there are a few ‘heads up” ideas to help out with building during this time.

  • SPECIFIC BRANDS/MATERIALS MAY NEED TO BE ORDERED WELL IN ADVANCE OR SUBSTITUTE THE BRAND WITH AN EQUAL QUALITY ONE.
  • MOST ITEMS HAVE LEAD TIMES, APPLIANCES CAN BE UP TO 6 MONTHS, WINDOWS CAN BE UP TO 16 WEEKS OR SO, AND SO ON.
  • THERE ARE MATERIAL SHORTAGES EVERYWHERE, FROM SHEETROCK, TO PAINT FROM SHERWIN WILLIAMS.  SO, YOU NEED TO BE ADAPTABLE.
  • THE PROJECTS CAN AND HAVE BEEN TAKING LONGER TO COMPLETE, BECAUSE OF WORKER SHORTAGES, MATERIAL SHORTAGES, DELAYS, ETC.  A THREE-MONTH PROJECT CAN TURN INTO A 7 MONTH PROJECT BECAUSE OF BACKORDERED MATERIALS/SHORTAGES.
  • THE PRICING HAS BEEN A VERY FLUID SITUATION THIS PAST YEAR.  MANY SUPPLIERS ARE ONLY HOLDING QUOTES FOR 24 HOURS OR 5 DAYS.  WE USED TO OFFER A QUOTE FOR 30 DAYS, AND NOW OUR QUOTES ARE GOOD FOR 15 DAYS.
  • COSTS ON MATERIALS CONTINUE TO JUMP MULITPLE TIMES IN THE YEAR AND THAT IS WHY WE HAD TO REDUCE OUR PRICE QUOTE HOLD TIME.

BUILDING DURING THIS TIME IS AT TIMES CHALLENGING.  BUT USING A REPUTABLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIKE US, IS WHERE WE CAN MINIMIZE AND OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES.  

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