Determination of Productivity Output of Masons in Block Work and Plastering Work in Enugu Urban
Keywords:Mason, blockwork, plastering, standard output, standard time.
The aim of the study is to determine the actual productivity level of masons in blockwork and plastering work in building construction sites in Enugu Urban. The study employed work measurement as a method to determine the output of masons in blockwork and plaster within the stipulated hour of 8hrs working duration per day. The Time it takes to carry out the activity was recorded. The Summary of Field Observation in 225mm blockwork with standard time 0.3842 and standard output 2.6023(ground floor). 225mm block work has standard time 0.4265 and standard output 2.3451(first floor).12mm wall plastering (1:3) has standard time 0.01664 and standard output 60.797(inside).12mm wall plastering (1:3) has standard time 0.0139 and standard output 71.739(outside). The study concluded that adequate and appropriate work measurement techniques should be employed to determine the output of masons in the construction sites. The study therefore recommended that the Government should collaborate with professional bodies to enforce every craftsman to be registered with the professional body and trained. There is an urgent need for speedy passage of the National Building Code Enforcement Bill so that such a regulatory document, which defines roles, will engender mutual understanding and guide every construction work on site.
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