Factors affecting baseline productivity in masonry construction: A comparative study in the us, uk and jordan

Ghaleb J. Sweis, Rateb J. Sweis, Ayman A. Abu Hammad, H. Randolph Thomas

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study of masonry construction productivity among three countries, namely United States, United Kingdom, and Jordan. It aims at quantifying factors that cause significant changes in baseline productivity. This is done by theoretically reviewing, quantifying, and comparing the baselines among the three selected countries. Analysis showed the quantified differences in the baseline value from one country to another are due mainly to skills and work methods used especially the labor component that is frequently assigned to material handling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Baseline productivity
  • Construction industry
  • Construction labour productivity
  • Labour
  • Masonry construction
  • Material handling
  • Work methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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