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Impact of crew composition on productivity and unit labour cost in construction projects - a case study

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posted on 2024-06-05, 04:46 authored by M Gupta, Abid HasanAbid Hasan, AK Jain, KN Jha
© Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017.All right reserved. The construction projects are usually labour-intensive. Consequently, construction workers become an important resource who drive productivity through effective use of materials and equipment. Although considerable research has been conducted in the area of construction labour productivity, very few studies have examined the impact of crew composition on productivity and unit labour cost. The present study was undertaken to examine the impact of crew composition on both labour productivity and unit labour cost in shuttering activities in a construction project. A total of 20 sub-contractors working on a construction site were evaluated in terms of the number of workers engaged, productivity rates, and unit labour cost incurred during the shuttering job. A correlation between these three attributes for each sub-contractor provided some useful insights into the impact of unbalanced crew composition on labour productivity and total project cost.

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Pagination

533-539

Location

Melbourne, Victoria

Start date

2017-11-20

End date

2017-11-23

ISBN-13

9780648074243

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2017, Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM

Title of proceedings

CRIOCM 2017: Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Event

Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate. Conference (22nd : 2017 : Melbourne, Victoria)

Publisher

Chinese Research Institue of Construction Management

Place of publication

[Melbourne, Victoria]

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