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Construction Labour Productivity (CLP) is important to the construction industry as it has a direct impact on the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises. This article's purpose is to review the research carried out to date on identification of the factors related to CLP.

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Why is it important?

The importance of CLP factors according to geographic regions was also identified. The methods used for CLP estimation from the factors are briefly discussed and finally, the recommendations for the improvement of CLP made by researchers are summarized. The finding of the study will help in understanding the directions required for better management of CLP in different geographical regions.


The present study identified five factors namely, incompetent supervisors/poor management and planning, lack of materials/tools/equipment, work effectiveness/ experience, lack of commitment/motivation and worker efficiency/skills as most importantly related to CLP. The outcomes can help practitioners to develop a wider and deeper perspective of the factors influencing the productivity of operatives and to provide guidance to construction project managers for the efficient utilization of the labour force

Mohammed Hamza Momade
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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This page is a summary of: Construction labour productivity: review of factors identified, International Journal of Construction Management, June 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1627503.
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