The past year has shown us the grit of Maryland’s construction industry. When lockdown mandates restricted many businesses from normal operations, contractors kept working as essential employees from the earliest days of the pandemic.
The industry rose to the challenge of figuring out how to protect those in the field, even as contractors faced new speedbumps like supply chain delays and skyrocketing costs of materials. Construction in the state kept grinding forward despite the pandemic.
Now, it’s 2021, and the world is facing a brand new challenge — recovery. Vaccines are making their way throughout communities, and COVID-19 cases are falling throughout the country. This report covers the state of the industry from the eyes of Maryland construction contractors, engineers, architects and real estate professionals, and where they think the industry is headed this year.
The data featured in this report was collected in January and February 2021 via the 2021 Maryland Construction Industry Survey, a joint effort of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, Maryland Construction Network, Wright, Constable & Skeen, and CREWBaltimore. Survey participants work in Maryland’s construction and real estate industry as company owners and accounting, sales and operational staff.