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)


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: Construction management | Productivity | Economic factors | Failure analysis

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