A productivity audit system for construction management in Indonesia
AbstractThe aim of this research is to develop an audit system (a diagnostic and advisory system) for construction productivity improvement in the Indonesian construction industry. The development of the productivity audit system covered five stages: 1 identification of the characteristics of the construction industry in the country through literature reviews; 2 prioritization of construction industry problems by the main industry participants; 3 investigation of factors influencing productivity through craftsmen, foremen, and project managers; 4 identification and prioritization of factors for improving on-site productivity; and 5 development of a computerised system for diagnosing and providing advice for improving on-site productivity. A prelin-dnary study was conducted to identify some characteristics of the Indonesian construction industry such as size, organisation, procurement methods and human resource issues. Problems confronting the industry were then identified through a survey of major industry participants who are conversant with structural issues. It was conclusively found that human resource development issues predominate and must be addressed for any meaningful development of the industry. The prime movers all agree that the priority in addressing the human resource problem should be the enhancement of their productivity through training and motivational strategies. The main human resource groups (craftsmen, foremen, and project managers) were then surveyed through structured questionnaire supported by interviews, to identify their productivity related problems, skill and motivation. The productivity problems identified by the workers were compared with results of activity sampling. Lack of material, rework, absenteeism, and crew interference are the major productivity problems faced by the three groups of workers. A comparative study of productivity problems in seven regions in the country provided indices in terms of the craftsmen production output, working time spent productively, craftsmen skill, motivation and remuneration, as well as supervision competencies of foremen. The priority and relative indices of the factors that predominantly influence on-site productivity were used to develop a productivity audit system for construction management in Indonesia. After diagnosing productivity problems by asking productivity related question the system proceeds to a consultation session that provides suggestion and best practices for improving construction productivity.
CitationKaming, P.F. (1996). A productivity audit system for construction management in Indonesia. University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton
PublisherUniversity of Wolverhampton
TypeThesis or dissertation
DescriptionA thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
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