Critical Factors Affecting Labour Productivity In Construction Projects: Case Study Of South Gujarat Region Of India
Mistry Soham1, Bhatt Rajiv2
1Mistry Soham, P.G. Student, Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Gujarat, India.
2Bhatt Rajiv, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, A.D. Patel Institute of Technology, Gujarat, India.
Manuscript received on March 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 583-591 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1479042413/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Labour productivity is one of the least studied areas within the construction industry. Productivity improvements achieve higher cost savings with minimal investment. Due to the fact that profit margins are small on construction projects, cost savings associated with productivity are crucial to becoming a successful contractor. The chief setback to improving labor productivity is measured labor productivity. The main objective of this study is to find critical factors affecting labour productivity. A survey was carried out in south Gujarat region cities , oncivil contractors. Total 51 feedbacks were analyzed through the Analytic hierarchy process(AHP) and Relative Importance Index(RII) techniques. Five most crucial factorsin descending order from RII Technique are Delay in payments, Skill Of Labour, Clarity Of Technical Specification, Shortage Of Materials, and Motivation of Labour. According to AHP Technique first 5 crucial factors in descending order are High/Low Temperature, Rain, High Wind, Motivation of Labour, and Physical Fatigue. Contractors shall act on these factors to improve labour productivityin construction projects.
Keywords: Labour productivity, Construction contractor, India, Relative importance index, Analytic Hierarchy Process, rank.