Construction Productivity Improvement

by James Choromokos, Jr., (M.ASCE), Chf. of Research and Development; Corps of Engrs., Washington, D.C. 20314; formerly, Prof., Civ. Engrg. Dept., Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, Ill. 60616,
Keith E. McKee, (M.ASCE), Dir.; Engrg. Div., IIT Research Inst., and Dir., Productivity Center, IIT Center, Chicago, Ill. 60616,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 35-47

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The results are presented of a survey of the Engineering News Record 400 largest contractors to obtain their views on where productivity improvement would most help. Data were obtained regarding business aspects of each operation, with the contractors' opinions on potential areas for productivity improvement in the office and in the field. The respondents indicated a willingness to participate in construction industry efforts to improve productivity. The areas with high potential for productivity improvement included: planning, scheduling, and communication; estimating job site areas with high potential; improving contract agreements and training; and improving interaction with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Subject Headings: Productivity | Occupational safety | Contractors and subcontractors | Employment | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Business administration | Construction industry |

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