Labor Productivity in the Construction Industry

by Harold E. McNally,
John A. Havers,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


The effective use of labor within the construction industry is evaluated. The primary factors affecting labor productivity are discussed under the general headings of Environmental Factors, Labor Availability Facts, Job Factors, Management Factors, and Other Factors. The need for a better understanding of the Interrelationships between crew size and crew productivity is emphasized as a basis for rational management and job planning. Construction applications for industrial engineering techniques and for work psychology findings are briefly examined and controlled research programs are suggested.

Subject Headings: Labor | Construction industry | Construction methods | Productivity | Environmental issues | Human factors

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