Report | Published 07.13.2020

Pandemics and Productivity: Quantifying the Impact

Pandemics negatively impact construction productivity. This is the first resource published to help contractors quantify the impacts so that they have a practical resource useful for mitigating pandemic related productivity losses. These impacts include seeking equitable compensation for lost productivity, adequately pricing work that will take place under pandemic driven work conditions, and how to […]

Productivity Tracking in the HVAC and 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. […]


Report | Published 01.01.2004

Schedule Compression Effects on Labor Productivity

During a typical construction project, a contractor may find that the time originally available, or normally expected to perform its work, has been severely reduced. To finish the project by the completion date, the contractor is forced to find a way to speed up the progress of its work, or “compress the schedule.” The most […]