IJIMT 2018 Vol.9(1): 49-55 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.1.786

An Improved Evaluation of Construction Project’s Labor Need based on Project Workflow

Shahin Dabirian, Soroush Abbaspour, and Mostafa Ahmadi
Abstract— Nowadays, human resources are known as the most important source of construction projects whose management should be greatly considered. Therefore, there should be great consideration to human resource management of construction projects. One of the effective human resources management practices which directly associated with the performance of the project is obtaining project required labor. In this study, labor need and workflow of construction projects is considered in a closer look. Applying system dynamics, Causal Loop Diagram of project labor need based on project workflow is obtained. Next, a Stock-Flow model is developed to estimate exact labor need of construction projects. Finally, policies are proposed based on the simulation results. Presented model in this study is capable of accurate estimation of labor need in construction projects considering project dynamics. Applying this model, project managers and decision makers have the opportunity to plan for timely supplying of project labor.

Index Terms— Human resource management, construction projects, system dynamics, labor need, project workflow.

Shahin Dabirian is with the Art University of Isfahan, Iran (e-mail: sh.dabirian@aui.ac.ir).

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Cite: Shahin Dabirian, Soroush Abbaspour, and Mostafa Ahmadi, " An Improved Evaluation of Construction Project’s Labor Need based on Project Workflow," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 49-55, 2018.

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