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(PS-2064) Combining Forensic Schedule Analysis Techniques

Primary Author: Mr Mark F Nagata PSP
Co-Author(s): Mr J Scott Lowe PE

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

Abstract: The AACE Recommended Practice No. 29R-03, Forensic Schedule Analysis, identifies nine forensic schedule analysis techniques. Delay analysis experts have strong opinions regarding the use of their preferred forensic schedule analysis technique over other techniques. Their opinions are largely determined by their past experience, their clients, the project contract and facts, perceptions regarding established legal precedent, and the strengths and weaknesses of each technique. The intent of this paper is to propose the combination of two of the most widely used and accepted techniques, which are MIP 3.4, Contemporaneous Period Analysis, and MIP 3.7, Time Impact Analysis, from the RP-FSA. The resulting combination would capture the strengths or positive attributes of both techniques while at the same time addressing their perceived weaknesses. This paper will also provide guidance and direction regarding the use of the combined technique, and provide an example of its use.