The “Measured Mile Method” is a technique used for quantifying equitable adjustments (pricing claims) when repetitive or recurring items of work are affected by delay or disruption for which the project owner is responsible. Production rates in unaffected segments of work are compared with production rates for impacted segments of the same work, resulting in a cost comparison.
The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals recently ruled that the Measured Mile Method is the preferred technique for quantifying differing site condition claims. It laid out a five-step mathematical calculation for applying the method. The board also allowed the contractor to recover the fees it paid a consultant. The fees were incurred in support of an attempted administrative resolution of the site condition problem, not the prosecution of a claim against the government.
What has been your experience with the Measured Mile Method? It is compelling in its logic and its simplicity. Yet, not all construction work is fungible or repetitive – in fact, most of it is not. Your comments are welcomed.
• “Measured Mile Method” Used to Quantify Site Condition Claim
• No Penalty although Payment Withheld to Coerce Settlement