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Briscoe, G (2006) How useful and reliable are construction statistics?. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 220–9.

Clarke, L (2006) Valuing labour. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 246–56.

Crawford, P and Vogl, B (2006) Measuring productivity in the construction industry. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 208–19.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Construction industry; labour productivity; production function; resource input measures; total factor productivity
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=p80688180870m753
  • Abstract:
    The paper provides an overview of methods used to measure productivity in the construction industry. The advantages and disadvantages of average labour productivity and total factor productivity measures are discussed in detail, and the relationship between these two measures is established both theoretically and in an application at the industry level. The usefulness of any productivity measurement framework for policy-makers and industry practitioners alike depends crucially on the extent to which it enables the identification of the underlying drivers of productivity. This requirement necessitates an approach that involves formally describing the production process and explaining as much as possible of construction output in terms of the quantity and quality of inputs that are used to generate it. Whilst it is accepted that data requirements are a major constraint to such an approach, it is suggested that by establishing a robust measurement framework, data deficiencies can be defined more easily. Guidance on areas where improvements are needed is provided and it is considered that the focus of future research should be in creating new and improving existing datasets.

Ekeskär, A, Rudberg, M, Institutionen för teknik och, n, Linköpings, u, Kommunikations- och, t and Tekniska, f (2016) Third-party logistics in construction: The case of a large hospital project. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 174-91.

Franz, B W and Leicht, R M (2016) An alternative classification of project delivery methods used in the United States building construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 160-73.

Hu, X and Liu, C (2016) Profitability performance assessment in the Australian construction industry: A global relational two-stage DEA method. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 147-59.

Ive, G (2006) Re-examining the costs and value ratios of owning and occupying buildings. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 230-45.

Khan, K I A, Flanagan, R and Lu, S-L (2016) Managing information complexity using system dynamics on construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 192-204.

Kohler, N (2006) A European perspective on the Pearce report: policy and research. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 287–94.

Macmillan, S (2006) Added value of good design. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 257–71.

Pearce, D (2006) Is the construction sector sustainable?: definitions and reflections. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 201–7.

Tombesi, P (2006) Good thinking and poor value: on the socialization of knowledge in construction. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 272–86.

Turner, R K (2006) Sustainability auditing and assessment challenges. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 197–200.