ASIST technical brief no. 2

Productivity norms for labour-based construction

Instructional material | Nairobi, Kenya | 01 May 1998
This guideline is targeted at professional staff, either engineers or technicians, who have experience of road construction and maintenance activities and some exposure to the concepts and application of labour-based technology. The first section deals with definitions, in which the various activities relating to construction are clearly defined. The second section summarises the productivity norms that have been reported from many projects in Africa and Asia. The third section gives guidance on the factors that can affect productivity and how productivity can be improved. It also gives advice on procedures for the setting, measuring and monitoring of activities so that project specific norms can be refined