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Learn to Calculate Inefficiency Claim Costs

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Learn to Calculate Inefficiency Claim Costs

Presented by Anwar Hafeez

More and more construction claims are including a loss-of-productivity or inefficiency component these days. But too often the claimed amount is not properly substantiated or presented. And loss of productivity is often the reason for other claim elements, such as delay, acceleration to try to make up for delays and extended overhead. Understanding what makes a good lost-productivity claim, its strengths and weaknesses, and how to respond will help you prepare, manage, analyze and negotiate them.


This program will discuss the various methods for measuring lost productivity or inefficiency, including:

  • Measured Mile Method
  • Cumulative Impact of Change Orders
  • Acceleration Inefficiency Costs due to:
    • Working Overtime
    • Shift Work
    • Overmanning
    • Trade Stacking
  • Learning Curve Inefficiencies
  • Cold & Hot Weather Inefficiencies
  • Out-of-Sequence Work
  • Owner Occupies the Building too Early

Listen to this information-packed program to:

  • Learn the definition of labor productivity
  • Change expectations on how to sell the inefficiency costs to the Owner
  • Discover why this is the hardest cost to sell to the Owner
  • Learn warnings of cost overruns
  • Be prepared to calculate inefficiency costs the most profitable way
  • Become familiar with the pitfalls in calculating Inefficiency costs if you are not an expert
  • Get tips on how to make the Owner understand that inefficiency costs are real and cause the Contractor to lose money
  • Understand effective techniques on preventing losses

Who will benefit from this webinar?

  • Owners & owner representatives
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Attorneys

Anwar Hafeez is a nationally known and respected engineer and construction project manager, who has personally supervised over $1.4 Billion of major construction projects and has settled over $350 Million in Change Orders and Claims in over forty -–five years. His most notable projects include the San Diego Convention Center, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Expansion for the 1984 Olympics, Washington DC Subway System (WMATA), Radisson Flagship Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA, Armed Forces Medical University in Bethesda, MD, and Walter Reed Army Hospital Barracks.

For most of his career he has served as the “man in charge” of bulding projects, overall project budgets, CPM schedules, subcontractor supervision and claims and change order resolution. In over forty-five years, Mr. Hafeez has settled over $350 Million in construction claims and change orders, offering a unique depth of experience in construction claims and dispute resolution.


In 1994, after successfully completing the construction of the Los Angeles Central Library – including historical restoration of a 1920’s landmark structure adjoining a new eight story expansion wing, Anwar Hafeez founded SDC & Associates, Inc. as a San Diego based construction consulting firm specializing in construction claims analysis, time impact analysis, CPM scheduling, construction and project management, training, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support.

Based on this wealth of knowledge and personal experience, Mr. Hafeez is now a sought after litigation expert and alternate dispute resolution specialist, serving as a panelist on a Dispute Review Board for WMATA (DC Subway System), a DRB member listee of the Boston Central Artery Project (the world’s largest public works project) and most recently, as an Certified Arbitrator and Mediator for cases of the Contractors State License Board as well as private disputes.


Mr. Hafeez is active in numerous trade associations including Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, American Subcontractors Association, National Electrical Contractors Association, Construction Financial Managers Association, American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association and Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Mr. Hafeez is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Construction Industry Forum, American Arbitration Association, Forensics Consultants Association of San Diego and Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Lsiten to this presentation by a construction claims expert to learn more about every aspect of calculating inefficiency claims costs and understanding what needed to support those costs.

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