During one of the most disruptive times in the history of the construction industry—and plenty of other industries for that matter—most individual general contractors or subcontractors shoulder little blame if a project is delayed by a supply-chain slowdown or government-imposed shutdown. That, however, is little consolation when these events damage your business or impact your bottom line.

That said, with the proper contract provisions in place and prudent decision-making, construction industry professionals actually can create more agency for themselves during unstable and turbulent times. With an eye on the past as we look toward an uncertain future, here are seven strategies to keep projects moving—and for managing them when they aren’t.

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