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Labor cost is the variable most at risk on a construction project. Job characteristics, site conditions, and other unforeseeable events all contribute to the potential for cost overruns due to lost labor productivity .
Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Second Edition, by William Schwartzkopf, demonstrates how to plan for increased labor costs and minimize the risks, identify the causes of the cost overrun, introduce appropriate evidence of lost labor productivity to establish damages, and resolve disputes through prior agreement. Case law support for awards and denials of compensation for each type of claim or situation is analyzed along with the studies or techniques used to prove damages.
Use easy-to-read charts and graphs to further your position!
Frequently, a graphical presentation is the only way that productivity data can be presented in a meaningful manner. Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Second Edition offers sample charts and graphs and applies various empirical and academic studies and models to help you present a detailed analysis for a variety of situations.
For your convenience, the Appendix includes numerous examples of damage calculations and damage analysis using the techniques discussed in the text.You also get analysis of productivity losses from the Department of Labor, The Business Roundtable, NECA, Construction Industry Institute, and more.
You’ll understand how to quickly and easily compute lost labor productivity caused by:
• Change orders
• Lack of capable workers
• Out-of-sequence performance
• Working under unanticipated climate conditions
• The loss of learning curve efficiencies
• Restricted site access
• And more!
• Labor Productivity Defined
• Overtime and Shift Work
• The Effect of Change Orders on Productivity
• Productivity Losses Related to Weather
• Experience Curves
• Project Characteristics That Affect Labor
• Project Management Impacts on Productivity
• Nonwage Labor Cost
• Measuring Productivity
• Predicting Labor Productivity Losses
• Presentation of Productivity Analysis
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