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Impacts to Productivity in Metal Stud Framing, and the Hanging and Finishing of Gypsum Drywall
Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management For Social Innovation, Proceedings
  • Gerald H. Williams, Jr., Construction Research, LLC
  • Timothy R. Anderson, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-2016
Subjects
  • Iron and steel building,
  • Drywall construction,
  • Gypsum,
  • Framing (Building),
  • Interior walls -- Design and construction -- Technique -- Impact on productivity
Abstract
Stud Framing, Drywall, and Tape and Finishing trade-work is a major component of every building project. Labor productivity is the largest single variable affecting of the Framing and Drywall contractors' cost of performance. In spite of these facts, no major study of labor productivity in this major construction trade has previously been done. This study was undertaken to fill this gap in the literature; specifically to investigate external impacts to labor productivity in this construction sector. The study measured the impact of thirty-eight (38) variables on 226 separate projects. The study found that poor quality design documents, unexpected labor congestion, fragmentation, and overtime and added shift work negatively impacted labor productivity. © 2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Inc.
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This is the publisher's final PDF. Copyright 2016 by PICMET. Paper delivered at the 2016 Proceedings of PICMET '16: Technology Management for Social Innovation.

DOI
10.1109/PICMET.2016.7806805
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19742
Citation Information
Gerald H. Williams and Timothy R. Anderson. "Impacts to Productivity in Metal Stud Framing, and the Hanging and Finishing of Gypsum Drywall" Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management For Social Innovation, Proceedings (2016) p. 2290 - 2299
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/timothy_anderson/51/