What Worked in Another COVID Construction Year

It’s been a couple of tough years to get a project completed. One preconstruction intelligence company, ConstructConnect, has estimated that nearly 9,000 construction projects were disrupted in the United States between March 2020 and December 2021, and student center projects across the country were among them. Yet, when student union professionals over the years have reflected upon the lessons learned during their own renovation and construction experiences, key takeaways carried over to the pandemic era projects: build-in flexibility, establish quality communications, and expect the unexpected.

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  • Steve Chaplin

    Steve Chaplin is managing editor of ACUI’s The Bulletin and manager of the ACUI College Union and Student Activities (CUSA) Evaluation Program. A former newspaper writer, editor, and manager, he has volunteered as a student mentor as a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and received awards for his writing and reporting from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Kentucky Press Association.

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