On June 22, 2021, Mandy MacVey published “Defend Loss of Productivity Claims with the New ASCE Standard” in Construction Executive. The following is an excerpt:
Disputes between contracting parties occur more frequently over the timeliness of the contractor’s performance than they do over any other single cause. Loss of productivity claims are becoming more frequent. Labor costs have a high degree of variability. Productivity can vary when factors encountered during the project differ from what was anticipated at the time of contracting. While delay claims are typically disputed between the contracting parties, contractor claims including loss of labor productivity or inefficiency can be one of the most contentious. The higher the dollar value of the loss of productivity claim, the more that is at stake for both parties.
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