Productivity Improvement in Construction Project Delivery

David Ngwoke Mbazor, Sunday Okuoma Okoh


Productivity is a complex phenomenon at all levels be it individual, organised private sector or government the world over and in all spheres of human endeavour particularly in construction project delivery. Low productivity in the construction industry is as a result of diverse identifiable reasons such as; high reduction in skill level of construction workers, shift work, shortages of  materials and equipment, change orders, labour shortages, weathers, low level of monitoring and control of projects etc. key factors that leads to productivity improvement in construction project delivery were analysed. These comprise of project planning, productivity measurement, avoidance of construction site congestion, motivation of workforce and good communication among others. It was therefore recommended that time management, application of project management tools like pert master, precedence diagram, research and development, provision of new equipment, plant and machinery to replace the old ones, simplifying the product variety, increasing the overall effectiveness of the workforce through motivation and paying attention to details of the current best practices in the industry will no doubt lead to productivity improvement in construction project delivery.

Keywords: Productivity, Improvement, Construction, Improved Organisation, Motivation, Time management

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