Souder Brothers Construction 2021 Year in Review

We started 2020’s “Year in Review” post by saying:

What a year it has been!  Last year was not the one we were expecting, but it was a year we will remember forever.

That sentiment could very well apply to 2021 as well!  While this year has been calmer in some respects as we settle into a “new normal,” the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet a distant memory and continues to impact our work and lives.  Some effects are relatively minor: masks have joined keys, wallets, and phones on the list of things you don’t leave home without.  Video chat apps like Zoom and FaceTime are ubiquitous as email and text messages.  Terms like “social distancing” and “vax” have entered our vernacular and won’t be disappearing very soon.

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2021 Trends in Construction

As we approach the end of another year, it’s a good time to reflect on trends we have observed with our projects in particular as well as the construction field in general.  The pandemic has certainly affected approaches to building design, from temporary stopgaps to permanent fixtures.  At the same time, some of these evolutions were already taking place, with COVID-19 merely accelerating their implementation.  Here are three significant trends worth noting: 

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