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Combating Material Supply Disruptions and Cost Escalation

Posted: September 9, 2021

The construction industry is confronting new post-COVID challenges – construction materials shortages, extreme material price increases and supply chain disruptions, all of which are exacerbated by economic uncertainty. The industry is grappling with these trends by monitoring the availability of needed materials, and by negotiating contract clauses that address increased cost and shortage of materials and additional time that may be needed to perform the work. The linked article discusses the impact of the post-COVID problems confronting owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, and it suggests methods for addressing them.

A link to the SubStance magazine which includes the article “Combating Material Supply Disruptions and Cost Escalation,” by James Rohlfing can be found here