International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016

Method to Assess the Level of Implementation of Productivity Practices on Construction Projects

Vikram S. Gohatre | Amitkumar B. Ranit

Abstract: It is unfortunate that the productivity in the construction industry has lagged behind the manufacturing industry for the last several decades. The research presented in this thesis aims to improve productivity in the infrastructure sector of the construction industry by developing Best Productivity Practices Implementation Index (BPPII) for Construction projects. The BPPII Infrastructure is a check list of practices that are considered to have a positive influence on labour productivity at the project level for infrastructure projects. These practices have been identified through a literature review and consultation with industry experts, and have been anecdotally proven to positively affect productivity. These practices have been grouped together into a formalized set of BPPIIs categories, sections, and elements. Its planning and implementation levels have been defined. Each practice in the index has been assigned a relative weight based on its importance in affecting labor productivity. In total, there are 31 elements and 6 categories. The six categories of the BPPII Infrastructure are (1) Materials Management, (2) Construction Machinery and Equipment Logistics, (3) Execution Approach, (4) Human Resources Management, (5) Construction Methods, and (6) Health and Safety. The PIL method is used to find maximum score of each category and each element. Further the category are ranked on the basis of the score obtained by the PIL. The category Execution Approach score the highest in all the category with the score of 146. Further the top 10 element are ranked according to the their score.

Keywords: Labor productivity, Project planning, Management practices, Industrial projects, Implementation index

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,

Pages: 169 - 184

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