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NHF Webcast – Pandemics and Productivity: Quantifying the Impact


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SMACNA’s New Horizons Foundation has issued a new project study, Pandemics and Productivity: Quantifying the Impact, that addresses the productivity impact COVID-19 has had across the sheet metal, HVAC and mechanical industry.

This webcast breaks down the report in easy-to-understand pieces and explains how contractors can use the findings to:

  • Quantifying the impacts for the purpose of seeking equitable compensation for lost productivity

  • Adequately price upcoming work that will take place under pandemic-driven work rules and conditions

  • Properly formulate financial projections that take into account stress on cash flow due to both decreases in productivity and the associated increases in overhead costs

The webcast also introduced a new change order calculator tool to assist members in determining the impact amounts.


  • Guy Gast – Chair, New Horizon’s Foundation and President – Iowa Division at The Waldinger Corporation
  • Thomas E. Martin – Chair, NHF COVID-19 Productivity Impact Task Force and President T.H. Martin, Inc.
  • Michael McLin – Managing Director, Maxim Consulting Group