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(CDR-1402) Mis-Using the Measured Mile Concept to Make a Claim

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Primary Author: Mr Robert D. Kelly Jr CFCC PSP

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract: In construction, the “Measured Mile” is a frequently-cited damage calculation methodology associated with claims for loss of labor productivity. There is no single implementation for the Measured Mile - it is more concept than prescription. Proper Measured Mile claims are compelling. However, recent trends in Measured Mile claims represent a transformation and weakening of the otherwise reliable and repetitiously-lauded methodology. The purpose of this paper is to identify, through actual and recent examples, trends in claims which represent a diminishing transformation of the Measured Mile methodology. Given the expanding spectrum of Measured Mile claims, there is a need for the industry to structure nomenclature, protocols, and a hierarchy of implementation such that Measured Mile claims can be properly associated with new and varying accolades (or criticisms) of the different ways to perform the calculation.