A Study into Labour Productivity in the Local Construction Industry in Klang Valley



Chin, Kim Hui (2011) A Study into Labour Productivity in the Local Construction Industry in Klang Valley. Final Year Project (Other), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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In Malaysia, construction is one of the pioneer sectors that achieve high growth rates during the last two decades, and play a crucial role in absorbing gradual injection into the labour force. Construction sector comprise the residential construction of houses, apartments and condominium, the non-residential construction of commercial and industrial buildings, and the infrastructure construction. In situation, construction where progress were delayed, contractors were being forced to complete in short and rush situation. This will lead to work overtime and periods being extended and result in lead to low morale and possible increased accidents against the workers. It may also caused the less quality of works in construction. Thus, labour productivity is one of the issues that need to be look into and improved it. Hence, this research will carry out a study into the factor affecting labour productivity which determine factors affect the labour productivity in the construction site in Klang Valley so that construction projects will be more efficiency and effectively. Futher this study will identified which method is the most used by construction party to improve labour productivity at construction site. A study was carried out by distributing questionnaire to targeted respondents and total of 55 sets of questionnaires have been collectected. Data was anaylsed by using Frequencies Test with frequency, percentage counts and Average Index formula. From the study poor communication is the factor most affecting the labour productivity in construction industry. Communication among the workforce and superiors is important to the high labour productivity. Proper communication brings harmony to the work process and also promote co-operation between the parties to ensure maximum contribution from members and vice versa.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Building construction
Faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment > Advance Diploma in Technology (Building)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 02:33
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 04:11
URI: https://eprints.tarc.edu.my/id/eprint/10889