Updated: May 12, 2018
Productivity in General expresses the relation between inputs and Outputs. Labor is the basic resources requirement in the construction industry. Labor Productivity usually relates manpower in terms of labor cost incurred on the Project. So, Productivity has a significance in the construction. In the Construction, many factors both external & internal affect the productivity of the labor.This factor leads to a variation in the productivity thus escalating the Project cost. Thus, the Labor Productivity has to be monitored on regular basis and to be ensured that the productivity doesn't fall at any point of time. Even certain steps to be implemented in order to increase the Productivity with a limited number of Manpower, which reduces the Labor cost of the Project.
Here are some of the methods of improving Productivity.
Training Programs for the Labor- To enhance the Skill Levels
Arranging Enough tools in the working place and proper planning.
Incentives/Perks in contract for better performance.
Optimizing Site facilities.
Availability of Resources at any point of time
Competition between Gangs/Crews, Areas.
Good Supervision and Optimum Skill Matrix of the Labor.
Short Interval Scheduling of the activities.
Innovative Materials and Mechanized Equipments
Time Lapse Analysis for the critical activities.
Cost Reporting for the Critical Activities.
Use of Precast and Prestressing Concrete Elements, Prefab Structures.
Critical Path Method of Planning,Scheduling and Controlling
Worker Motivation Programs
Effective Utilization of Sub-Contractors.
Major Causes Leading to Poor Productivity.
Lack of Materials.
Misconceptions about construction productivity
Key factor for Low Productivity is Labor
As the Productivity is controlled by weather, it cannot be improved
The Construction industry always have an unfavorable relationship process.
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