Measuring Productivity: An Industry Challenge

by Harvey M. Berstein, (F.ASCE), president and chief executive officer; the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 12, Pg. 46-53

Document Type: Feature article


Is the design and construction industry more productive today than it was a decade ago? Is it matching the achievements in productivity attained by other industries? Are technological advances being applied to the fullest possible extent? The answers may require a critical look at the data in the current use and will definitely require consensus regarding productivity metrics. A collaborative approach will help the industry move forward.

Subject Headings: Productivity | Industries | Metric systems | Construction management | Construction industry

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