DSV Blog

Taking (Quick) Measure of the Measured Mile

By: Daniel M. Drewry Lost productivity directly impacts a contractor’s bottom line and is a common claim component, but it is extremely difficult to measure.  Last week in this blog we looked at learning curves and how they can lead to labor inefficiencies.  This… Read More >

Loss of Productivity & Learning Curves

By: Daniel M. Drewry Although there are numerous causes of project labor inefficiencies, one culprit not often discussed is the “learning curve” of an employee or crew.  In the construction industry, the time required for a worker to perform a repetitive activity decreases with… Read More >

A Brief Primer on Acceleration Claims

By: Daniel M. Drewry When faced with an excusable and compensable delay claim, a contractor is entitled to recover not only the increased costs incurred as a result of that delay, but also is entitled to an extension of time in which to perform… Read More >

ABA Forum Article on Claim Preclusion Clauses

By: Daniel M. Drewry Claim preclusion clauses, such as notice requirements that govern when and how a claim can be brought or clauses that limit the types of damages that can be claimed (or whether any damages can be claimed), vary wildly in content… Read More >

Employers More Likely to Face Retaliation Charges

By: Melanie M. Dunajeski Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It also prohibits retaliation against an employee or applicant for either opposing any practice that… Read More >