Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies (Another Look)AECbytes Archived Article (March 14, 2013)
Nine years ago, Dr. Paul Teicholz, Founding Director of CIFE at Stanford University, wrote an article for AECbytes on the topic of labor productivity. During the intervening years, there have been many changes in the AEC industry that have had the potential to impact labor productivity, and in this new article, Dr. Teicholz takes another look to see what, if any, changes can be detected from the national statistics about the industry. The major changes include the increasing use of BIM technologies and the lean collaborative processes it supports, and the recent very significant boom and bust in the industry.
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