Investigating and Ranking Labor Productivity Factors in the Egyptian Construction Industry

M. Gerges, O. Ahiakwo, Georgios Kapogiannis, Messaoud Saidani, D. Saraireh

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Abstract

This article sets out to investigate and rank the factors that affect labor productivity in the Egyptian construction industry. To achieve this, a quantitative research methodology is adopted and it entails the use of structured survey questionnaires. The data obtained was analysed using the relative importance index. The results from the analysis revealed ten major factors affecting labor productivity in the construction industry in Egypt. These factors are: tools and equipment shortages; delay in material delivery on site; payment delay; undisciplined labor; material shortage; rework; labor expensive and skills; low quality of raw material; waiting for equipment to arrive; and on-site accident. Consequently, these findings would serve as a useful tool and a basis to make recommendations to governmental and construction personnel regarding the productivity of labor in the Egyptian construction industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
JournalInternational Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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The full text is also available from http://dx.doi.org/10.7492/IJAEC.2016.005

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Egypt
  • delay
  • labor productivity
  • relative importance index

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