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Impacts of Hurricane Irma on South Florida’s Construction Industry

Likely impacts that Hurricane Irma will have on South Florida’s construction industry include:

  • Strain on availability of construction materials, resulting in increased construction costs.  (Does your contract have an escalation clause?)
  • Additional strain on availability of qualified labor
  • Delays in contractor availability to perform work, as contractors (especially roofing contractors) dry-in as many buildings as possible with follow-on repair and installation work being performed as resources become available
  • Increased presence of unlicensed contractors
  • Claims of property damage resulting from contractors and subs failing to secure their work

For a great article on the financial impact, published today by Mark Buckshon in Florida Construction News, see: Hurricane Irma recovery: Will $100 billion in business flow to Florida’s construction industry in the next 18 months?

Let us hear from you.  What other impacts do you anticipate or have you already seen?

 

– Rob Tanner