The Factors that Affect the Labour Productivity in Construction in Kuwait in the Residential Sector

Almeshkhas, Abdullah (2017) The Factors that Affect the Labour Productivity in Construction in Kuwait in the Residential Sector. [USQ Project]


Residential construction in Kuwait represent 4% of the total construction project. The residential sector is divided into two main customers bases the Public authority of housing welfare and the private sector. The research aim is to identify and rank the factors affecting the Labour productivity in the private residential construction in Kuwait. To complete the objective, a semi structured questionnaire was constructed and distributed to three different participant groups that are relevant to the residential construction in Kuwait (designers, contractors and project managers). 34 factors were identified to be relevant to the residential sector through and intensive review of literature and was allocated to 5 main categories (1) technological (2) labour (3) external (4) management (5) material. The participant groups were asked to rank those factors and the top 10 most influential factors were (1) rework (2) high temperature (3) lack of labour skills (4) lack of clarity of technical specification (5) lack of labour supervision (6) alteration of orders during execution (7) lack of incentive (8) poor building design (9) shortage of material (10) accident due to poor safety. The result of the research will help comprehend the reasons behind low productivity in the residential sector to will help professionals in the field enhancing the productivity in Kuwait and utilize the workforce efficiently by providing a deeper and clearer understanding of the factors to enhance the labour productivity.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Mahmood, Nateque
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 23:04
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 02:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: labour productivity; residential construction; Kuwait
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330202 Building construction management and project planning
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8701 Construction Planning > 870104 Residential Construction Planning
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8704 Construction Processes > 870404 Residential Construction Processes

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