Faculty Publications

Title

Productivity improvement tool: Camcorders

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

Volume

116

Issue

1

First Page

100

Last Page

111

Abstract

This paper describes the use of a video camera for improving productivity on construction projects. The paper presents a step-by-step procedure for the use of the camcorder technique from purchasing the equipment to implementation of productivity improvement program. A case study is presented where a camcorder system was used as a management tool to improve labor productivity during the construction of a state prison. Data were collected for selected major work items including precast units, tilt-up panels, and preengineered metal buildings. The use of camcorders resulted in measurable benefits to the project in terms of improving communication between management and labor, identifying the reasons for productivity problems, and providing irrefutable records of construction activities for training, safety, performance evaluation, and possible legal disputes. © ASCE.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1990

DOI of published version

10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(1990)116:1(100)

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