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(CDR-1997) An Improved Measured Mile Methodology for Heavily Disrupted Projects

Primary Author: Mr Nelson Gallardo

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2015 AACE International Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Abstract: Construction projects are often impacted by specific disruptive events that occur during defined periods of time affecting the planned productivity of work activities within a construction sequence. Typically in construction disputes, the Measured Mile methodology to calculate lost labor productivity is used as it is considered the most precise calculation method and therefore, the most recognized approach when claims are presented in arbitration proceedings. However, the normal application of the Measured Mile is not recommended to analyze lost productivity in activities that are continuously disrupted. This limitation can be overcome by the use of a baseline Productivity Analysis that generates a more precise calculation where no specific Measured Mile periods are available. This paper is a case study of the application of a baseline method in a heavily and permanently impacted project to demonstrate that the traditional Measured Mile is not a “Cure All Medicine”.