Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies

Jan 07, 2021

Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies 2021 - cover 250x325The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant and sustained impacts on the construction industry as a whole, including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. SMACNA, along with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), has aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort to bring to you, and the construction industry, the attached white paper, “Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies.”

The white paper discusses accepted methodologies for quantifying loss of productivity impacts, irrespective of causality, and stands as a companion piece to previous productivity reports issued by New Horizons Foundation and ELECTRI International. Loss of productivity impacts can be felt by all trades on a project when a project schedule is delayed and/or accelerated; when various trades are improperly stacked upon one another; when the continuity and flow of the work activities is disrupted, and when a substantial amount of change is introduced into a construction project.