What Materials Are Taking Longer to Acquire Today in SoFla Builds

The past several years have been laden with supply chain issues. Nearly every industry has been hit by this issue at one time or another, and some even for relatively extended periods of time.

Here in South Florida, the construction industry is still feeling some supply chain woes, but the timelines for material acquisition are finally adjusting.

Current Changes to Material Acquisition Timelines in SoFla

Getting your hands on important building materials is essential to the successful completion of your project. Doing this in a timely manner is ideal, but the reality is we still can’t get everything as quickly as we used to.

These timeline hindrances can prove challenging for inexperienced contractors who aren’t adequately planning ahead or considering alternative options. Moreover, they likely don’t have the same connections and relationships more tenured GCs have.

Due to construction material supply chain issues today, not everything is like it once was. Mechanical materials, which used to be 20 weeks, are now taking about 10-12 weeks to secure. Other items like steel are still hard to get. The same is true for concrete. If you need to order concrete for your project, you must do it way in advance.

Keeping your pulse on the market and understanding what you can and cannot get will influence your build schedule and may also alter your materials selection. At Seacoast Construction, we are constantly in tune with the ebbs and flows of market conditions, costs, and timelines. If you have questions about your build and what material and supply shortages might mean for your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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