Nuances of Analyzing Disruption and Labor Productivity Claims on Projects in Latin America

Insight From Hindsight Issue 25 Article

Although concepts of disruption and lost labor productivity are well accepted and claims for these concepts are common in the United States and other international jurisdictions, disruption was seldom addressed in Latin American construction claims until recently. Due to the influx of international players and the growing sophistication of the market, the concept of disruption and quantification of claims for loss of productivity are now spreading throughout Latin America and are more commonly recognized. 

This article provides a review of the status of disruption claims in the U.S. and a comparison to the status of these concepts in Latin America. Its intention is to provide U.S. practitioners with an understanding of what to expect in the Latin American construction market and provide Latin American practitioners with the recommended practices regarding claims in the U.S. 

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