Lost Productivity & Cumulative Impact 2015

Industry Experts Present Best Practices in Productivity Improvement & Management in Lost Productivity Claims

Lost Productivity & Cumulative Impact

Construction Industry Experts Provide Latest Developments in
Identification, Measurement and Pricing of Lost Productivity Claims

Three-part Series Starts Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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More and more construction claims are including a loss-of-productivity component these days. But too often the claimed amount is not properly substantiated or presented. This webinar series will help you understand what makes for a good lost productivity claim, its strengths and weaknesses, and how to respond. Equally important are efforts to improve productivity, whether your goal is to increase the success rate of your projects or to mitigate a lost productivity situation.

To help you identify, quantify, document, measure and price a lost productivity claim, we have assembled recognized experts, including research professor William Ibbs, pricing expert William Schwartzkopf, and construction claims expert Paul Stynchcomb.

Session 1 — Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Lost Productivity Claims: Identification and Measurement
Approved for 1.5 AIA LU

The Construction Lost Productivity 2015 series kicks off when Dr. Ibbs dives into the starting point for lost productivity claims: identification and measurement. Learn different ways to measure productivity, how to use performance ratios, trending and forecasting. Loss of productivity is often the reason for other claim elements, such as delay, disruption, acceleration and extended overhead. Understanding the loss-of-productivity claim’s strengths and weaknesses will help you evaluate other types of claims as well.

Attend this program to learn the latest technical and legal concepts associated with loss of productivity, as well as how to:

  • Understand what productivity is
  • Identify how productivity should be measured
  • Review guidelines, methods, and tools commonly used to measure loss of productivity
  • Determine when loss-of-productivity claims can be asserted
  • Become familiar with recent developments in how courts and boards have treated loss-of-productivity claims
  • Evaluate what types of documentation should be assembled and developed in anticipation of a claim
  • Learn what contractual provisions can be used to present and support loss-of-productivity claims, and which can be used to rebut them
  • And much, much more!

Your instructor: Dr. William Ibbs, University of California Berkeley
Click here to learn more about about Dr. William Ibbs.


Session 2 — Wednesday, June 10, 2015
How to Identify and Quantify the Effects of Cumulative Impact
Approved for 1.5 AIA LU

This information-packed program will help you learn the definition of cumulative impact, how to identify its presence on a project and how to quantify cumulative impact’s effects on labor productivity. Included in this presentation will be a discussion of case law on the subject of cumulative impact, examples of how to utilize the Ibbs Study, as published in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc.’s management manual, to quantify the effects of cumulative impact on a construction project and a general discussion of construction labor loss of productivity.

This session will help you:

  • Understand the subject of Cumulative Impact and why it’s important
  • Become familiar with change and its impact on productivity
  • Review loss of productivity: cost and schedule consequences
  • Learn how to quantify loss of productivity with the latest, proven techniques:
    • MCAA factors
    • Ibbs curves
    • Measured mile concepts
  • And much, much more!

Your instructors: Dr. William Ibbs, University of California Berkeley & Paul Stynchcomb, FTI Consulting
Click here to learn more about about Dr. William Ibbs & Paul Stynchcomb.


Session 3 — Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Pricing, Preparation, Support and Analysis of Lost Productivity Claims
Approved for 1.5 AIA LU

William Schwartzkopf, author of Aspen Publishers’ Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims and Calculating Construction Damages, reviews what works in pricing, preparation, support, and analysis of lost productivity claims.

The importance of a detailed analysis using actual cost records will be highlighted, and a variety of examples will be used to illustrate the calculation of damages by various methods such as

  • Actual cost
  • Total cost
  • Modified total cost
  • Measured mile
  • Earned value

Learn which of the accepted methods of calculating lost labor productivity are appropriate in different situations, as well as how to calculate other types of costs, including:

  • Extended field and home-office overhead
  • Labor and equipment escalation costs
  • Overtime
  • Acceleration costs

This impressive panel will present time-tested tips on pricing, presenting, and defending against claims for loss of productivity.

Your instructors: William Schwartzkopf, Jim Giles & Brent McSwain, Sage Consulting Group
Click here to learn more about about William Schwartzkopf, Jim Giles & Brent McSwain.

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of each presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge.

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