Book Description: Labor cost is the variable most at risk on a construction project. Job characteristics, site conditions, and other unforeseeable events all contribute to the potential for cost overruns due to lost labor productivity . Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Second Edition, by William Schwartzkopf, demonstrates how to plan for increased labor costs and minimize the risks, identify the causes of the cost overrun, introduce appropriate evidence of lost labor productivity to establish damages, and resolve disputes through prior agreement. Case law support for awards and denials of compensation for each type of claim or situation is analyzed along with the studies or techniques used to prove damages. Use easy-to-read charts and graphs to further your position! Frequently, a graphical presentation is the only way that productivity data can be presented in a meaningful manner. Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Second Edition offers sample charts and graphs and applies various empirical and academic studies and models to help you present a detailed analysis for a variety of situations. For your convenience, the Appendix includes numerous examples of damage calculations and damage analysis using the techniques discussed in the text.You also get analysis of productivity losses from the Department of Labor, The Business Roundtable, NECA, Construction Industry Institute, and more. You’ll understand how to quickly and easily compute lost labor productivity caused by: Change orders Overtime Overcrowding Lack of capable workers Out-of-sequence performance Working under unanticipated climate conditions The loss of learning curve efficiencies Restricted site access And more!