Factors affecting construction productivity: comparative study between worker's nationality

K., Balakrishnan and N.F., Buang and Mohammad Adam, Adman (2022) Factors affecting construction productivity: comparative study between worker's nationality. UMP Research Series: Construction Engineering and Management, 1 (1). pp. 20-30. ISSN 978-967-2831-41-9. (Published)


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There are many factors that affect construction productivity based on the worker's background. This study assesses the five factors affecting construction productivity at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur within the worker’s nationalities. In 2019, a survey was distributed to a sample of 60 construction workers with various backgrounds. Descriptive analysis shows that respondents are perceived as moderately, that manpower factors (Mean score =2.88, S.D. = 0.54), external factors (Mean score = 3.32, S.D. =0.59), communication factors (Mean score = 3.23, S.D. = 0.63), resources factors (Mean score = 3.31, S.D. = 0.58) and miscellaneous factors (Mean score = 3.29, S.D. = 0.70) affect construction productivity. Moreover, perception of the four factors (manpower, external, communication and resources) affecting construction productivity had a significant difference between Malaysian and non-Malaysian workers (P<0.05). Therefore, advancement should focus on those four factors to nurture better delivery of construction work; thus, increasing the productivity among workers from different nationalities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction, productivity, workers, nationality
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2022 09:06
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2022 09:19
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/35997
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