Report | Published 12.10.2021

The Executive Order Impact on COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

On December 7th a federal district court in Georgia issued a nationwide injunction blocking the federal government from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors (and subcontractors) as set forth in Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (“Task Force Guidance”). Under the Task Force …

New Horizons Foundation Pandemics and Productivity Report on COVID-19

Report | Published 07.13.2020

Pandemics and Productivity: Quantifying the Impact

Register to view the Webcast on Demand. The New Horizons Foundation and ELECTRI International, the National Electrical Contractors Association’s foundation, commissioned this report assessing the productivity impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the sheet metal and HVAC industry. Before these findings were issued, no specific resource existed to help contractors quantify the cost impacts of lost …

Productivity Tracking in the HVAC & Sheet Metal Industry for Design, Manufacturing and Installation

Report | Published 05.30.2019

Productivity Tracking in the HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry for Design, Manufacturing and Installation

Tracking productivity is key to profitability. Yet tracking productivity has been a challenge for HVAC/sheet metal contractors who manage a high degree of off-site work. The issue is more challenging because there have been few industry standards for tracking productivity for all contractor operations. As a result, contractors have not had access to clear best …

Project Tracking

Report | Published 05.01.2010

Project Tracking to Improve Labor Productivity for Mechanical, HVAC, and Sheet Metal Contractors: The Earned Value Approach

This report includes a cost and schedule control system to measure, track, and forecast cost, percent complete, and completion date. The report covers: Activity descriptions and how to develop a work breakdown structure, Estimated cost/man-hours, Earned cost/man-hours to-date, Actual cost/man-hours to-date, Estimated remaining cost/man-hours, Estimated units/activities, Installed units/completed activities, Estimated remaining units/activities, Productivity (actual vs. …

Schedule Compression Effect on Labor Productivity

Report | Published 01.01.2004

Schedule Compression Effects on Labor Productivity

Understanding how schedule compression affects labor productivity in the construction industry is crucial for increasing project performance, avoiding disputes, and maintaining sound financial status of one’s company. During a typical construction project, a contractor may find that the time originally available has been severely reduced. To finish the project by the completion date, the contractor …