The effectiveness of construction management in improving labour productivity

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dc.contributor.author Mayet, Uzair
dc.contributor.author Phakathi, Sidumo
dc.contributor.author Lelosa, Jeremia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-24T20:03:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-24T20:03:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10
dc.identifier.citation Mayet, U., Phakathi, S. and Lelosa, J. (2016). The effectiveness of construction management in improving labour productivity. Johannesburg: University of Witwatersrand en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/29186
dc.description The aim of this study is to investigate management factors that have an influence on construction labour productivity and also provide measures that can help improve labour productivity in the South African construction industry. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Management is one of the major key performance indicators that influence labour productivity of construction projects. Mismanagement of construction activities leads to poor construction labour productivity which has a negative impact on a project’s time, cost and quality. The aim of this study is to investigate management factors that have an influence on construction labour productivity and also provide measures that can help improve labour productivity in the South African construction industry. The research instrument adopted in this research is a survey utilising a questionnaire that consists of sub categories of factors that influence construction management. The sampling plan that was adopted during this research study is a purposive sampling technique. The questionnaire survey involves distributing an online questionnaire to construction managers that are “professionally” accredited to the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). A likert scale was used to rank the results of the fifty-eight valid responses. The top three main factors that were found to be most effective in improving construction labour productivity were communication, planning and scheduling and motivation. The researchers then recommended a productivity management framework in order to measure and improve labour productivity. Further research can be done to improve the framework by considering the perceptions other site orientated construction professionals and relevant stakeholders. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Witwatersrand en_ZA
dc.subject Construction labour productivity en_ZA
dc.subject Construction productivity--South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Construction management en_ZA
dc.title The effectiveness of construction management in improving labour productivity en_ZA
dc.type Honours Reports en_ZA
dc.description.librarian RM2018 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 55 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 1 en_ZA


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