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Bentivegna, V, Curwell, S, Deakin, M, Lombardi, P, Mitchell, G and Nijkamp, P (2002) A vision and methodology for integrated sustainable urban development: BEQUEST. Building Research & Information, 30(02), 83–94.

Cooper, I (2002) Transgressing discipline boundaries: is BEQUEST an example of 'the new production of knowledge'?. Building Research & Information, 30(02), 116–29.

Deakin, M, Huovila, P, Rao, S, Sunikka, M and Vreeker, R (2002) The assessment of sustainable urban development. Building Research & Information, 30(02), 95–108.

Dewlaney, K S and Hallowell, M (2012) Prevention through design and construction safety management strategies for high performance sustainable building construction. Construction Management and Economics, 30(02), 165-77.

Hamilton, A, Mitchell, G and Yli-Karjanmaa, S (2002) The BEQUEST toolkit: a decision support system for urban sustainability. Building Research & Information, 30(02), 109–15.

Hui, E C-M, Lo, T K K, Chen, J and Wang, Z (2012) Housing and consumer markets in urban China. Construction Management and Economics, 30(02), 117-31.

Kohler, N (2002) The relevance of BEQUEST: an observer's perspective. Building Research & Information, 30(02), 130–8.

Li, H, Arditi, D and Wang, Z (2012) Transaction-related issues and construction project performance. Construction Management and Economics, 30(02), 151-64.

Pellegrino, R, Costantino, N, Pietroforte, R and Sancilio, S (2012) Construction of multi-storey concrete structures in Italy: patterns of productivity and learning curves. Construction Management and Economics, 30(02), 103-15.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: concrete structures; productivity rates; learning curves; multilevel regression; Italy
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2012.660776
  • Abstract:
    The achievement of expected site productivity is one of the main characteristics of successfully completed projects. The productivity rates of concrete construction according to the learning curve theory are discussed in this paper. The study builds upon the records of variable productivity rates achieved in the erection of 15 multi-storey concrete structures in Southern Italy and the discussion of the factors behind such variability. In this last regard, a multilevel regression analysis identifies the most important factors. The repetitive work that characterizes these structures provides distinct opportunities for productivity enhancement. Learning curve theory is applied to quantify such an improvement by using a straight-line model. The quantification of learning rates, ranging from 85% to 95%, is useful for the labour cost and time planning of future concrete structures in the region. In the case of Italian sites, the application of the learning curve would be more beneficial if more effort were spent in the planning and control of the initial construction site operations and in the constructability analysis of design documents.

Wakchaure, S S and Jha, K N (2012) Determination of bridge health index using analytical hierarchy process. Construction Management and Economics, 30(02), 133-49.