Estimating Masonry Wall and Column Costs

by Clayford T. Grimm, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Dir.; Center for Building Research, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 4, Pg. 627-644

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Mason productivity can be doubled and masonry construction costs greatly reduced by improved design and construction techniques, which have been well researched, thoroughly developed, fully proven, and broadly reported. The reasons they have not and probably will not do so are twofold: (1)They lack economic incentive as long as the consumer is willing to pay for inefficient design and inept work rule bargaining; and (2)it is easy to blame low levels of construction labor productivity on the unions.

Subject Headings: Productivity | Masonry | Construction methods | Construction costs | Economic factors | Labor | Walls |

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