IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(1): 60-63 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.1.703

Identifying Determinants of Construction Worker Performance on Construction Sites: A Literature Review

Chioma S. Okoro, Innocent Musonda, and Justus Agumba
Abstract— The construction industry in many developed and developing countries suffers from delays and cost overruns due to poor labour productivity. This paper aims to identify determinants of construction workers’ performance on construction sites in terms of ratio of output to input (productivity). A literature review of relevant literature was conducted from journals and conference proceedings and theses, based on international and South African context. The study identified that wages/salary, working time, financial initiatives, communication, nutrition, fatigue and health, adequacy of plans and specifications, availability of consumables, education and training on the job, management dynamics, safety measures and proper work planning determine construction workers’ performance on construction sites. The findings of the present study could help constitution managers and supervisors in taking measures to improve their workers’ productivity.

Index Terms— Construction workers, performance, productivity.

C. Okoro, I. Musonda, and J. Agumba are with the School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (e-mail: chiomasokoro@gmail.com).

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Cite: Chioma S. Okoro, Innocent Musonda, and Justus Agumba, " Identifying Determinants of Construction Worker Performance on Construction Sites: A Literature Review," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 60-63, 2017.

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