From: Beverly Jarvis – Director of Policy, Projects & Government Relations

Date: June 24, 2022

Subject: Shallow Utilities Consortium – Supply Chain Material Shortages

As communicated in the July 2021 BILD bulletin regarding Supply Chain Material Shortages, the members of the 4-party consortium are seeing a continued trend of strain on the global supply chains. There are material shortages throughout international and North American industrial and utility supply chains that continue to impact the shallow utility construction business in 2022.

The impacts were largely mitigated throughout 2021 and the early part of 2022, however, a supply risk exists with the supply of duct and conduit components, primarily 4” DB2 duct as well as pad mount transformers. The material challenges are due to high demand as well as commodity and labour constraints in the manufacturing and supply sectors.

This supply chain risk coupled with the current high volume of lots under construction may result in project delays. The limited production capacity is an indicat