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Pricing COVID-19 Lost Productivity Claims

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 Pricing COVID-19 Lost Productivity Claims


Partial Shutdowns • Social Distancing • Employee Absenteeism • Employee Turnover • Personal Protection Equipment • 
Safety Measures • And more... 

The two primary impacts on construction projects from COVID-19 are suspension and lost productivity. For projects that are suspended or slowed, there is the potential that idled workers will not return to their projects. For ongoing projects, there may be issues with crew continuity, material delays and construction means-and-methods — particularly related to social distancing, safety and personal protection equipment (PPE). The results are possible critical path delay, loss of labor productivity and financial damages.

This recorded webinar focuses on the impact costs primarily related to increased job costs due to labor and lost productivity issues. Using a workshop approach, this webinar will provide a practical tutorial where attendees are provided specific steps and tasks needed to assemble a comprehensive and reasonable cost proposal, including sample tables and calculations. An Excel spreadsheet will be provided for attendee use in developing their own cost models. Owners and construction managers will learn more about the COVID-19 implications and will be in a better position to understand and negotiate any claims for lost productivity costs.

Listen in on this exclusive event with recognized scheduling and labor productivity experts Bill Schwartzkopf, Don Harrington and Dave Halligan as they provide valuable insights into the realm of lost productivity identification, measurement and cost calculations.


This exclusive recorded webinar reviews the various productivity impacts that have emerged as a result of the Coronavirus, examine methodologies that might apply in the measurement, quantification and pricing of these impacts, including…

  • Three-pronged approach for recovery (forward pricing, actual costs, lost productivity calculations).
  • Documentation - what documentation is needed; types of documentation, how to incorporate/present into a proposal, etc.
  • Discuss and share examples of actual COVID-19 effects on job activities.
  • Examples of basic lost productivity calculations and pricing.
  • Discussion of advanced productivity claim approaches
    • Labor-Hour Variance Report
    • Detailed Labor Productivity Report
    • Collecting & Storing Productivity Data
    • Use Productivity Curves to Demonstrate both Cost and Time Impacts
  • Learn about other factors at play, including the new ASCE Standards on Lost Productivity, the MCAA factors, Total Cost and more.
  • Be prepared to consider a constructive acceleration plan and set ground rules for extra costs.
  • Review of the various categories of lost productivity identified as unique to the Coronavirus including social distancing, effect of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), safety measures - employee health checks at start and stop of shifts, special precautions for handling materials, impact on learning curves due to shutdowns, mobilization/demobilization, mothballing/restoring equipment and supplies, impact due to delayed inspections/non-inspections, permitting, utility company and other third-party participants, smaller crews due to sick or symptomatic employees, and disruption due to sick or symptomatic supervision and key employees.
  • And much, much more!


William Schwartzkopf, CEO of Sage Consulting, received both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Bar Association, including its Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Public Contract Law section. Bill is the author of Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims and the co-author of Calculating Construction Damages. He has worked in the construction industry for over 45 years and has testified in trials and depositions hundreds of times. Bill also conducts seminars around the country, educating his clients and colleagues on damages calculations.

Don Harrington, Sage Consulting Group, has nearly 50 years of experience in the construction industry, including over 35 years of experience preparing and analyzing construction claims. He has provided expert analysis in hundreds of cases and has provided expert testimony in deposition and trial numerous times. Don specializes in construction defect and cost estimating/damage along with schedule delay analysis related to residential, commercial and civil projects including surety matters.

David Halligan, Ph.D., is a Managing Director of Ankura Consulting, based in San Francisco.  Dr. Halligan has 29 years experience in construction management, loss of productivity analysis, schedule delay analysis, cost overrun analysis, project controls and disputes resolution on a wide variety of heavy civil and facilities projects.  Dr. Halligan has supported clients in resolving disputes involving loss of productivity and schedule delays through negotiations, mediations, dispute review boards and arbitration testimony.  He is a published author on loss of productivity in construction.

Order today for Maximum Benefit -- Perfect Training Opportunity!

Now, more than ever, you need to be in command of construction claims and change orders, increase your recovery for delays and impacts and improve your project outcomes. Get prepared for the increasing claims that are inevitable as a result of COVID-19.

Includes recording of extended question and answer session.



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