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dc.creatorGrosskopf, Mark Westlyen_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the conduct of construction, situations may arise where a shortage of craftsmen forces crew compositions with a larger than desirable proportion of unskilled workers to do the work that must be done. The net effect on total labor cost and duration of that work activity is critical. The issue is addressed from the viewpoint of group dynamics and conjunctive work tasks which require interaction of group members and the pooling of their resources in order to do what must be done. Three hypotheses are constructed for testing the relationships between crew size and work output, crew composition and work output and crew composition and labor cost. Analysis reveals that crew size and composition affect both work output and labor cost. Increasing crew size tends to increase work output. Increasing the proportion of unskilled workers on the crew tends to decrease both work output and labor cost. It is concluded that the crew mix phenomenon may be either beneficial or detrimental to overall project performance, depending upon circumstances. Implications for the findings include their impact on schedule balancing, cost control and resource allocation. An analysis technique is developed to assist in interpreting the study's findings as well as to provide a tool to evaluate crew performance where this phenomenon occurs.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectconstruction management.en_US
dc.subjectMajor construction management.en_US
dc.subject.lcshConstruction industry - Labor productivity.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTeams in the workplace.en_US
dc.titleThe impact of crew mix on productivity and labor cost of a construction work activityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US managementen_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US

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