Labor Productivity Problem Recognition

Project Professionals a blog by McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting LLC   will be offering a few project tips over the next few weeks.

Today’s focus lists a few key points to recognizing the problems associated with Labor Productivity issues. Problems from the issues may lead to owners and contractors achieving cost uncertainty and schedule uncertainty.


  •  Negative Cash Flow on Project/Contract/Job.
  •  Labor Force (Histogram) Peak Later Than Planned.
  •  Field Labor (Crew Size) Peak Greater than Planned.
  •  Low Quantities Installed Per Man-Hour Actual/Expended.
  •  Abnormally/Unexpectedly High Field Labor Turnover Rate.
  •  Billing less than Planned.
  •  High Number of New Revisions to Scope Documents.


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