C+S March 2023 Vol. 9 Issue 3 (web)

deployment of robust infrastructure spending in the United States. To overcome supply chain challenges, Hill International has been reas- sessing the sequencing of their projects. While supply chains continue to catch up, firms are changing the way they complete projects, com - pleting smaller, easier to source portions first while waiting for the rest of the materials. Ghali says that, by doing so, projects are able to curb up-front spending to counteract some of the effects of supply chain constraints. However, citing the gradual decrease in material costs, Ghali believes that these supply chain challenges are short term, and that costs and sourcing times will return to a more normal level by the end of 2023. Ghali is among the few voices that maintains a wholly positive out- look on supply chains and material costs, but this outlook is based on decades of experience. Having worked in numerous market sectors across the globe, Ghali points to historical trends that suggest the AEC

industry has faced these sorts of challenges before and risen to the oc- casion. Furthermore, Ghali believes that, unlike in the past, our ability to communicate is built into systems that put us in a much better posi- tion to react than ever before. With new access to financial tools and resources as well as a tremendous pattern of growth, Hill International is poised to continue its success and reach new heights in 2023. Led by experience, Hill International has demonstrated an agility and resourcefulness that can only result in positive momentum for the markets they affect.

LUKE CAROTHERS is the Editor for Civil + Structural Engineer Media. If you want us to cover your project or want to feature your own article, he can be reached at lcarothers@zweiggroup.com.




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