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Title: The effect of site layout planning on labour productivity on construction sites in Ghana (A case study of construction sites in Accra)
Authors: Archer, Francis
Keywords: Labour productivity
Temporary facilities
Site layout planning
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2017
Abstract: Over some years, many projects in Ghana have experienced delay and abandonment due to improper initial work management plan, which includes site layout planning. This situation has led to cost and time overruns in distinct projects in the country. Hence, the main purpose of the project is to assess the effect of site layout planning on labour productivity on construction sites in Ghana. To achieve the purpose, an empirical study is conducted, gathering quantitative relevant information, to address the key questions featured in the study, namely, what are the merits of employing site layout plan on construction sites in Ghana? What are the factors that are considered in achieving an effective site layout planning on construction sites in Ghana? And what are the effects of site layout planning on labour productivity on construction sites in Ghana? Survey questionnaires were administered to 60 management staff and 90 labourers involved in an on-going construction project. A total of 12 merits, 12 consideration factors and 4 effects are identified based on their sources and their content in detail. These compilations with their respective significance levels will help practitioners, central state agencies, and researchers in managing problems involved in the planning of site layout especially on labour productivity on construction sites in developing countries. The study recommends that a best practice framework for facilitating the effective adoption of proper site layout planning on construction sites in Ghana be developed.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10226
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