Construction Productivity Factors

by Altaf Hussain, (F.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; Ministry of Defense, Juddah, Saudi Arabia,


Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 4, Pg. 189-195


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Rizk Abdul Wahab Ahmed (See full record)

Abstract: Each professional must increase his productivity and then maintain it at his highest potential level. He can do so by vigilantly watching the following nine points: (1)All productivity destroyers/killers must be identified and eliminated, or their impacts minimized; (2)productivity must be relevant to the aim; (3)each operational cycle must be optimized; (4)personnel convenience must be maximized; (5)production economics should be watched; (6)compatibility with community goals must be maintained; (7)planning must ensure full production rates of each individual; (8)lessons must be constantly learned from each success and each failure; and (9)quality must be ensured.

Subject Headings: Productivity | Economic factors | Failure analysis | Construction management

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