FACTORS AFFECTING CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY IN BRAZIL: COMPARISON WITH RECENT INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

Marcus Sarmento, Miguel Luiz Ribeiro Ferreira

Abstract


Executing projects according to its estimated cost and schedule is fundamental to guarantee the economic and financial viability of the businesses associated with them. In this context, the estimated duration of an activity is very important for the development of the project schedule and budget. Therefore, determining the main factors that contribute to labor productivity becomes imperative. This research identified the main factors affecting labor productivity in construction projects around the world. Then, it was verified the pertinence of these factors to the Brazilean industry . The 56 factors identified were prioritized, according to the importance index, and categorized into four main groups: management, labor, external and technological. Factors such as: poor material management, lack of construction manager’s leadership, site supervision inefficiency, strikes and lack of tools are at the top of the list. It was also observed the balance between the management, technological and external groups. Finally, when compared to researches carried out in other countries, there is a reasonable correlation between the results identified by this research and those found by previous researches.

Keywords


Labor productivity, construction productivity, metrics, project performance, and construction best practices

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7764/RIC.00009.21

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