Factors influencing construction productivity in the Indonsesian context

Alwi, Sugiharto (2003) Factors influencing construction productivity in the Indonsesian context. In 5th EASTS Conference, 29 October - 01 November 2003, Fukuoka, Japan.

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Many construction industry sectors have been experiencing chronic problems such as poor safety, inferior working conditions and insufficient quality. These problems have been identified as factors that affect construction’s productivity and will affect company’s performance. This paper investigates factors influencing construction productivity in Indonesia. Data was collected through questionnaires and personal interviews targeting non-residential building and infrastructure projects. Key factors influencing construction productivity and their causes were obtained through a series of statistical analyses based on the contracting companies’ approach. The findings suggest that the key factors and their causes were influenced by three issues: (1) characteristics of contractors; (2) inadequate management strategy; and (3) organisation’s focus. A conceptual model of factors influencing construction productivity was developed to provide the contractors with information on which factors they need to focus. In addition, five alternative solutions are recommended to be applied on-site to achieve the best outcome of contractors’ performance.

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ID Code: 4237
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Waste, Contractors, Productivity, Alternative solutions, Indonesia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 23 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:32

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