EP 5 – Prescription for Supply Chain Pain


Doctoring Up Design was created to address your pain points in the ever-changing world of design and architecture. Over the past two years, there have been more than a few pain points to address. 

Jennifer Connoly, senior project manager at Morley Builders, JD Crans, project management with Morley Builders, and Nate Abramson, president of Design Hardware, gathered for a conversation about the business, what has changed and what’s coming next. The following conversation is a deep dive into the challenges facing builders, architects, and everyone looking to plan and complete a construction project in these. If you were waiting for me to say “unprecedented times,” I won’t because we can’t keep calling these unprecedented. Yes, every day brings new and unforeseen challenges. However, we have already seen tariffs and extreme cost increases. We have seen product shortages and supply chain disruptions. We have experience with severe weather and environmental conditions that disrupt or eliminate the ability to receive building and design materials. So, moving forward requires actions based on what we know combined with anticipatory planning. Topics covered include:

Project planning, staffing, budgeting, supply chain, cost controls, substituting materials, and creating new product alternatives are discussed. You will also hear about how these experts view current and future changes in the industry. These changes require flexibility, specification adjustments, material substitutions, and reliance on industry relationships. 

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