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Caldas, C H, Kim, J, Haas, C T, Goodrum, P M and Zhang, D (2015) Method to Assess the Level of Implementation of Productivity Practices on Industrial Projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(01).
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Labor productivity; Project planning; Management practices; Industrial projects; Implementation index; Labor and personnel issues;
- ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000919
Based on observations of industrial construction sites, it is evident that most industrial projects do not effectively implement historically successful management practices that have the potential to improve construction productivity. Also, these practices are seldom implemented consistently from project to project. To help address this problem, the authors identified essential management practices for productivity improvement and developed the Best Productivity Practices Implementation Index for Industrial Projects (BPPII Industrial) based on these practices. The BPPII Industrial is a method and metric for assessing the planning and implementation levels of key practices needed to ensure high levels of labor productivity. The practices included in the proposed method are those that are widely accepted in academia and industry to have a positive impact on labor productivity. This paper presents the development, verification, and validation of the BPPII Industrial. This paper’s primary contributions are the identification of key productivity practices, quantification of the relative importance of these practices, development of a method to assess the level of implementation of these practices on project productivity performance, and validation of the proposed method based on its implementation on several industrial projects.