1. Construction Sector Looks Ahead with Optimism

    Construction Sector Looks Ahead with Optimism

    The past year has been an unusual time for the construction industry — one marked by project postponements, soaring prices for materials, and the establishment of strict COVID safety protocols on job sites. But for most builders, it wasn’t a devastating year, and, in many cases, it led to a surprisingly promising 2021. After all, the need for projects to be completed hasn’t gone away, and the backlog is actually creating a surplus of projects to bid on. The aforementioned challenges still remain, contractors say, but the work rolls on.

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    1. Because municipalities had to move to fully remote meetings, they occurred less often, which made it difficult to get building permits, zoning-board approvals, and the other essential documents we need to start and finish a building project.
    2. The temple has not been able to host gatherings for the past year, so they are using the downtime to make renovations for when they can open again.
    3. It's amazing the amount of infrastructure work that is out there for bid.
    4. We've definitely lost people from the workforce due to COVID concerns.
    5. Between the demand for commercial/industrial as well as residential, everyone in the trades is busy, and they can't find enough workers.
    6. Masks are another nuisance to deal with.
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