Improving Productivity in Construction projects in rural Malaysia

Sambu Potty, Narayanan and Mohammed Ali, Hamidon and Radzif Taharin, Mohd. (2006) Improving Productivity in Construction projects in rural Malaysia. In: 5th Annual Conference on Management in Construction Researchers Association (MICRA), 20 February 2006, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

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Productivity is an important factor contributing to the timely completion and success of a project. Productivity improvements can be made through improvements in labour productivity and through proper planning, scheduling and monitoring of activities. A study was carried out in a WS project at Telupid in Sabah. Labour productivity in the project for trenching, steelwork, brickwork, formwork, concreting, timberwork, piping and painting, is compared with data from elsewhere. A casestudy on concreting work illustrates how activities are planned and scheduled and how close monitoring can lead to improvements in prodictivity. Time –study was carried out to identify unproductive times or processes. Work sampling is done to quantify team performance and site – specific factors affecting productivity.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:water supply project, productivity, direct observation, time study of activity, work sampling
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:11060
Deposited On:16 Feb 2014 23:41
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:27

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