"Labour productivity is often poor on construction projects"
On many construction projects poor labour productivity is a major problem. It results in tasks costing more than was originally budgeted, causes schedule slippage, and means more personnel are required than allowed for, in turn increasing accommodation and transport costs, and even requiring additional supervisory staff.
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Reasons for poor construction productivity
The obvious sign of poor labour productivity is personnel standing idle on on the construction project during work hours. This could be due to a number of reasons for example:
"The cost of poor productivity in construction is enormous"
It’s important to ascertain the reasons the workers are idle because the costs can be enormous to construction companies.
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