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Report shares methods for measuring loss of labour productivity

White Paper commissioned by MCAA, NECA and SMACNA presents ways contractor firms can quantify loss of productivity on contract work due to COVID-19 or other unforeseen causes.

January 14, 2021   By HPAC Magazine

productivityThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted project timelines in the construction industry affecting all aspects of the industry including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades.

In response the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) have collaborated to commission a white paper outlining methods for evaluating loss of labour productivity impacts introducing industry-accepted approaches to quantifying those impacts which may be helpful when firms are faced with making requests for equitable adjustment and delay claims.

The 18-page report, ‘Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies,’ outlines four approaches used for measuring productivity losses including: the measured mile method; the MCAA factors table; the Ibbs study cumulative impact study; and the modified total cost (labour hour).

The white paper serves as a guide that can provide the contractor with options, along with legal advice, when pursuing recovery or relief on contracted projects.

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