Jesus Schuldes Examines How to Quantify Disruption in Power Projects at 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting

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Jesus Schuldes Examines How to Quantify Disruption in Power Projects at 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting


Jesus Schuldes Examines How to Quantify Disruption in Power Projects at 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting

Jesus Schuldes, a Construction Consultant with Spire Consulting Group, presented at the AACE International 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Mr. Schuldes joined by Anthony Gonzales (Spire Consulting Group), and Adrian Saldanha (PCL Construction) discussed the paper they authored titled, “Quantifying Disruption in Power Projects using the Measured Mile Analysis.”

During the presentation, they discussed how recent trends affect the fundamental concepts of the measured mile analysis and presented a case study outlining the approach they used to quantify lost productivity in a power plant project due to worksite disruptions which led to a successful disruption claim.

Please see below for the complete abstract.

Power plant projects involve huge capital investment employing the services of multiple trades. In addition, power plant project complexity and scale are prone to change that often disrupts the resource utilization plan resulting in lost productivity. The more preferable method of measuring and quantifying lost productivity is the Measured Mile Analysis. However, the complex, intertwined, and interdependent nature of power projects make it difficult to identify a clean and non-impacted benchmark or measured mile. Lack of proper records, information, data and documentation can prevent analysts from preparing a proper measured mile.

Accordingly, this paper describes the fundamental concepts of the measured mile analysis with recent trends in its use. In addition, the paper outlines the approach used by the authors in their professional practice to assist in quantifying lost productivity in a power plant project due to worksite disruptions. These results were subsequently used to substantiate a successful disruption claim. Finally, the paper provides suggestions to improve the implementation of the measured mile analysis.

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