Now Underway: In-depth Probe of Key Factors Construction Productivity

by Eugene E. Dallaire, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering Magazine, New York, NY 10017,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 8, Pg. 46-48


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: A New York based industry group is now in the process of doing an in-depth study of key problems facing the American construction industry—and what can be done to alleviate these problems. Being undertaken by the Business Roundtable, an association of top business executives who examine public issues affecting the economy, the study could well turn out to be the most comprehensive analysis of construction productivity problems ever undertaken. Over 115 organizations, including such giant users of construction services as Dupont, Dow, and Exxon, are involved in the study, with over 200 people working on more than two dozen study teams. Some of the key problem areas affecting construction productivity are explored.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Construction methods | Productivity | Buildings | Analysis

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