Better Trained Construction Supers Would Boost Productivity

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 3, Pg. 60-62

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Everyone complains about poor productivity in construction. One way to improve it, says a recent Business Roundtable report, is to provide better training of first and second level supervisors. The efficiency of field labor on a construction project hinges to a large extent on the skills of first and second level supervisors. The most important factor in supervisor performance is picking the right person to be a supervisor in the first place. But once a person is chosen, his skills can be enhanced by sharply focused training programs. Owners should recognize that supervisory training is cost effective, thus support contractors training efforts.

Subject Headings: Productivity | Construction management | Personnel management | Training | Motivation |

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