Special Issue Article
Various Factors Affecting Labour Productivity, Work Hour Loss to Improve Effective Material Management- Case Study for Burnt Brick Masonry and Plastering
Poor productivity of construction workers is one of the causes of cost and time overruns in construction projects. The productivity of labour is particularly important especially in developing countries, where most of the building construction work is still on manual basis .Recourse inputs at the project site include men, material, machinery and money. These inputs produce outputs in the form of work. The success of any project depends upon the performance availability of these resources. This paper elaborates the methodology used for controlling labour productivity which can be improved by cutting down un productivity time of the labour. The control process involves accounting of actual productivity of labors, comparing and analyzing the causes for finding the remedial measures to improve productivity. A case study approach is used to compare the brick masonry, plastering work, constructed at two similar, medium sized commercial construction projects located in at Walwadi area of Dhule city. The objectives of this case study are to qualify the potential benefits. For a concern site, Material related problems are identified and linked to the material management practices. A Study for brick masonry, plastering is taken. The numbers of work - hours lost, time loss and work- Hour overturn as well percentages of ineffective days were calculated. This study provides guidelines for necessary steps required to improve construction labour productivity. The most significant factors affecting labour productivity for small, medium and large companies are identified.