Labour productivity norms for aluminium system formwork in low-cost housing construction projects in Sri Lanka

S. J. A. R. S. Jayasinghe, Nirodha Fernando

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In enhancing the living standards of the society advanced technologies can be used in gaining the labour productivity and competitive advantage. There the low-cost housing projects are facilitating a proper labour productivity adhering the effect of labour productivity factors. Thereby, Aluminium system formwork is a use of advanced methodology which enhance the labour productivity in low-cost housing projects while highlighting the significance and domain created within the industry. Meanwhile, tendency of poor performance in Aluminium System Formwork is observed due to improper planning in high rise building construction. Consequently when maintaining productive advantage, productivity norms are number of labour hours required to complete a particular task while facilitating the efficient evaluation of labour performance in enhancing the merits of the Aluminium System Formwork. Hence, deficiency of researches have been done to establish particular standards or norms, this research aims at investigating the realistic measure of the labour performance for Aluminium System Formwork in low cost housing projects. Accordingly, a case study was conducted using direct observations to prepare the labour productivity norms and collected data were analysed based on labour productivity factors. Finally conclusions were drawn and recommendations were put forward. Findings proved the combination and varying effect of weather factors, crew factors, management and projects factors, site conditions represent different labour productivity norms in each four different occasions. Meanwhile within each occasion the effect of structural elements towards the norms is highlighted and facilities the realistic measurement of the labour performance in Aluminium system formwork while embossing low cast housing concept.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventThe 4th World Construction Symposium 2015 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 1 Jun 2015 → …


ConferenceThe 4th World Construction Symposium 2015
Period1/06/15 → …
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