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Inside the Building Industry's Supply Chain Setback

As it stands today, the three main factors in the ongoing building supply shortage are an outsized demand for new products, pandemic-related struggles in manufacturing, and a concurrent demand for new homes. In a vicious cycle, intense demand coupled with a shortage of available materials has left builders struggling to complete homes quickly enough to keep up with buyer interest.

What Makes Building Ventilation Good Enough to Withstand a Pandemic?

As evidence suggesting Covid-19 can spread through aerosol transmission continues to mount, health experts are focused less on sanitizing surfaces and more on improving indoor air quality. In December, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally put out its ventilation recommendations to combat Covid-19, based on standards set by ASHRAE, or the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.