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Fundamental Principles of Site Construction Management and Labor Productivity Improvement By H. Randolph Thomas, Ralph D. Ellis
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This book details fundamental principles for improving construction labor productivity and project schedules. While much has been written about the need to improve labor productivity, little has been... More > written about how to achieve this goal. This book contains more than 40 principles for improving labor productivity. The principles are easy to understand and apply. All are inexpensive. While many of the principle may seem trivial, they are often not applied. The principles were developed by monitoring and measuring productivity on over 200 projects. The causes of poor performance were documented and quantified, and simple avoidance strategies were developed. The book covers planning, adverse weather mitigation, material management, workforce management, sequencing, congestion, schedule acceleration, and more. The book is fully illustrated with more than 150 photographs and figures, 30 tables, and 20 case studies. Application of these principles will easily improve productivity by 15% and schedules by 20%.< Less
Conducting A Measured Mile Analysis - Concepts, Principles, And Procedures By H. Randolph Thomas, Philip D. Barnard
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The objective of this text is to detail procedures for conducting a measured mile analysis that are consistent with the measured mile concept, which involves a comparison of the performances of... More > unimpacted work and impacted work. A thoughtful and comprehensive analysis is both acceptable and reliable to the courts. Failure to follow fundamental principles means the analysis is not a measured mile analysis. Following these procedures will improve the likelihood of recovering loss of efficiency damages. Conversely, the text provides a roadmap for defending against loss of efficiency claims. Also, some of the challenges in recovering loss of efficiency (LOE) damages are addressed. Ways to overcome these challenges are suggested.< Less

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