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Afolabi, A.O. and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. and Omuh, I. O. and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Adeyemi, M (2018) CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS INFLUENCING PRODUCTIVITY OF CONSTRUCTION ARTISANS IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), 9 (8). pp. 858-867. ISSN 0976-6359

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Artisans are crucial in the delivery of building projects, due to the input of their skills in installations and can affect time, cost and ultimately quality of the final product. In order to address the negative perception of the building industry and contribute to the low stock of housing, there is the need to maximize the productivity of major players in the construction industry. The study aimed at assessing the critical success factors influencing productivity of construction artisans in the building industry. Using a questionnaire instrument targeted at professionals on construction sites in Lagos State, the study found out that availability of equipment and materials is the most critical success factor influencing the productivity of construction artisans. The result revealed that on time payment of workers is the most suitable control measure to improve productivity of artisans on construction sites. It is worthy to note that age of artisan does not affect the overall labour productivity of a project, rather construction professionals should be concerned at other motivating factors to improve productivity. Lack of onsite transportation, lack of equipment and materials, inappropriate scheduling of activities, and misunderstanding between artisan and site supervisors are the most significant challenges artisans face on construction sites. It is recommended that project managers should make an early planning and scheduling of the project so as to know the required materials and equipment in order to create an easy/systematic work flow. An appropriate and workable cash flow of the building project should not be neglected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artisan, Building, Construction Industry, Critical Success Factors,Productivity
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 09:10
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 09:10

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