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Daily Delay Measure Analysis

Daily Delay Measure Analysis

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Daily Delay Measure Analysis

A daily delay measure (DDM) analysis is a time-estimating technique that is used to identify and quantify the possible changes in the as-built critical and near-critical paths on a daily basis. The daily delay measure (also known as a enhanced as-planned vs. as-built analysis) can be utilized to identify or quantify the cause and/or effect of a change to the critical path of a construction project. Typically, the purpose of a daily delay measure evaluation is to measure the actual impact of delays and/or accelerations of activities on a project. Accordingly, Spire Consulting Group analyzes, validates and prepares claims using the daily delay measure technique for owners, contractors and subcontractors. While construction professionals or contracts may refer to a daily delay measure analysis using different terms, Spire’s delay experts have performed numerous DDM evaluations.

other daily delay measure analysis terms

  • Observational, static, gross analysis
  • Enhanced as-planned vs. as-built
  • Advanced planned vs. actual

In the event a daily measure of delays and/or accelerations is required, Spire is equipped to provide ongoing support in preparing, assessing or validating a party’s performance. Spire’s consultants utilize standard industry means and methods to identify, quantify and prepare claims using the DDM analysis.

general steps for performing a daily delay measure evaluation

  • Contract analysis
  • Review & validate planned schedule
  • Review & validate/compile as-built schedule
  • Identify & quantify variances between planned & as-built dates
  • Identify the as-built critical and near-critical chain of activities
  • Causation analysis
  • Identification, quantification & apportionment