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Title: TRADE LEVEL PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF LOCAL CONTRACTORS
Authors: SOH CHIN KIAT ADRIAN
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Hwang Bon Gang
2011/2012 PFM
Singapore contractors
Trade level productivity
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2012
Citation: SOH CHIN KIAT ADRIAN (2012-06-07). TRADE LEVEL PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF LOCAL CONTRACTORS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Trade level productivity is one of the critical components for assessing the overall productivity level of the Singapore construction industry due to the labour intensive nature of the work involved. Despite its importance, rare research has been conducted to investigate the challenges that contractors encounter during the productivity measurement of trade level construction activities in the local context. As such, the main objective of this research is to identify the challenges local contractors encounter during the measurement of trade level productivity. In addition, plausible solutions to these challenges will be explored in order to improve the productivity measurement in the industry. The research was developed through extensive literature review, survey questionnaire and interviews with experts from the local construction industry. A total of 17 potential challenges and 24 plausible solutions were gathered through these sources and statistical analysis was performed to identify the top 5 challenges and solutions. As the local industry employs the use of sub contractors extensively, comparison of the challenges and solutions between main and sub contractors was performed using statistical methods. Furthermore, challenges and solutions between the top two most important trades (formwork and rebar works) were also compared. Results indicated that challenges and solutions for trade level productivity measurement varied between main and sub contractors but there is no statistical difference between formwork and rebar works. The results of this research help to shed light on the difficulties that local contractors encounter during trade level productivity measurement and the identified solutions can be used effectively to deal with the challenges encountered, hence, improving the accuracy of productivity measurement.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223842
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