Slow Productivity in Construction Industry

2296 Words Nov 23rd, 2011 10 Pages
Introduction Nowadays, the growth of construction industry’s productivity is slow, unlike the manufacturing sector, where standardization of components, mechanisation and innovation greatly enhance the rate of production, that is because of the procedure of construction industry is more complicate and always take longer time than manufacturing sector. Therefore, the supply to meet the needs and demand of housing and infrastructure is a very slow process.
This is a serious problem which indicates that over the past 40 years, construction projects have required significantly more field work hours over cost of contract. In other words, the construction industry seriously lags other industries in developing and applying labour saving ideas
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Human affect the construction sector
The procedure of construction industry is more complicate and always takes longer time than manufacturing sector that is because we have to make an early preparation before construct any houses or the building due to the time, quality and cost. Also for the location, the developer need to find a stable, good and correct location and needs to make a research and analysis the land value so that no risk will be taken. As for the tendering, the appointed consultant is taking a lot of time to finish the tendering which is to hire a contractor for the project.
Usually in construction sector, the contractor will took a lot of times to finish a project and due to this the developer will lost a few numbers of customers or make the customers disappoint but then it is not the contractor fault, sometimes it is because of the force majeure, that is essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract. Exceptionally weather that is rough, harsh or stormy weather. Civil commotion, strike or lockout affecting any of the trades employed upon works or any of the trades engaged in the preparation, manufacture or transportation of any goods or materials required for the
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