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Productivity Improvement in Building Life Cycle

Development process, role-players and efficiency improvement

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Language:  English
The book provides rich insights into building procurement process, new house building process and productivity measurement in construction.
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The book provides rich insights into building procurement process, new house building process, productivity measurement in construction, building life cycle phases, and the key role players in the building development process and their influences on productivity at their respective phases of operation in the residential building life cycle. Key beneficiaries of the practical and theoretical knowledge provided in the book include industry practitioners, researchers, teachers and students in tertiary education in the field of building construction and property development. Building Control Officers, property consultants, property researchers, project managers, building contractors, quantity surveyors, architects, teachers and students involved in the practice or study of construction management, quantity surveying, real estate, building science, architecture and town and regional planning will benefit from this work.

  • Executive Summary
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Introduction
  1. Background
    1. Terms of reference
    2. Purpose of the study
    3. Scope of the study
  2. Context Of The Study
    1. Overarching research initiative
    2. Industry processes
  3. Research Problem And Conceptual Issues
    1. Overview
    2. Background to the research problem
    3. Research aim, questions and objectives
    4. Productivity in context
  4. Research Method
    1. Overview
    2. Conceptual framework for the study
    3. Research implementation process
    4. Case studies: Research strategy and action plan
    5. Method
  5. Results And Discussions
    1. Overview
    2. Residential building life cycle
    3. New house procurement routes
    4. New house building process involving designing from scratch
    5. Productivity measurement points in the building life cycle
    6. Role of stakeholders in the building life cycle
    7. Stakeholder perceptions of the concept of productivity
    8. Relative influence of the phases to the overall productivity outcomes
    9. Key role players’ influence on productivity outcomes
    10. External factors impacting on the productivity outcomes in the RBLC
    11. Relative levels of impact of the role players and the external factors on the RBLC productivity outcomes
    12. Productivity increase leverage points: Where the greatest opportunities lie
  6. Conclusions And Recommendations
    1. Conclusions
    2. Specific recommendations
    3. General recommendations
    4. Recommendations for further research
  7. References
  8. Appendix: Interview Schedule
  9. Endnotes
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About the Authors

Dr. Jeff Seadon

Dr. Jasper Mbachu