Identification and analysis of practices that positively impact construction productivity

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dc.contributor.advisor Caldas , Carlos H .
dc.contributor.committeeMember Leite , Fernanda
dc.creator Benzekri , Maria 2011 -02 -14T18 :24 :30Z 2011 -02 -14T18 :24 :53Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :54 :33Z 2011 -02 -14T18 :24 :30Z 2011 -02 -14T18 :24 :53Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :54 :33Z 2010 -12 2011 -02 -14 December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2445
dc.description.abstract Improvements on construction productivity benefits projects . These benefits are diverse and varied . Costs can be reduced , schedule performance can be improved , skilled labor shortage can be mitigated , and much more . These last few years , construction sites have undeniably made significant progress through advances in heavy equipment , tools , and materials . But there are still some areas that have strong potential to improve construction productivity such as craft information systems , materials management , and construction methods , which abound of opportunities that just need to be pursued . Innovations represent some of these opportunities , however if established process and practices for managing construction productivity are not effectively utilized and implemented , they are likely to have a little impact on construction productivity . This thesis summarizes a research study which aimed to identify productivity practices that have the most significant positive impact on craft productivity and to document and incorporate them into an implementation resource . Surveys involving over a hundred experts and extensive literature review were used to gather accurate data . Construction industry and civil engineering academic experts were also consulted to accomplish this goal .
dc.description.abstract Civil , Architectural , and Environmental Engineering
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Management practices
dc.subject Construction industry
dc.subject Materials management
dc.subject Craft information systems
dc.subject Construction methods
dc.title Identification and analysis of practices that positively impact construction productivity
dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.type.material text * Master of Science in Engineering Masters Civil Engineering University of Texas at Austin Civil , Architectural , and Environmental Engineering 2011 -02 -14T18 :24 :53Z


Identification and analysis of practices that positively impact construction productivity. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2445 .

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