In early 2021, the American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”), in conjunction with its Construction Institute, will publish a Standard on loss of productivity claims, entitled “Identifying, Quantifying and Proving Loss of Productivity” (“LOP Standard”). ASCE’s upcoming LOP Standard has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”). The LOP Standard provides a series of guidelines and recommendations which can be used to expedite the resolution of loss of productivity disputes. ASCE’s LOP Standard could be much needed medicine for construction industry professionals to identify, quantify and prove such complex claims, particularly with the projected increase in such claims as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Geisen will address ASCE’s upcoming LOP Standard.
William G. Geisen
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
William G. “Bill” Geisen is a member and former Chair of the Construction Service Group for Stites & Harbison PLLC. Bill is a magna cum laude graduate of Xavier University, and he earned his JD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Bill is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers; a Fellow and Past President of the Construction Lawyers Society of America; and a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. He is a Kentucky Super Lawyer; is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law; and is listed in Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the Construction Litigation area. He is also listed as a Top Lawyer in Corporate Counsel, and was the Cincinnati Area Lawyer of the Year in Litigation-Construction by Best Lawyers in America in 2017 and 2021. Bill is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, former Board of Director for Allied Construction Industries and currently on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. Bill is widely published and a frequent lecturer regionally and nationally on construction law topics.