Increasing construction labour productivity using prefabrication

The Dutch construction output will rise again after 2024. At the same time, it is difficult to attract skilled workers. This compels construction companies to increase production per labour hour and make jobs more attractive. Prefabrication offers opportunities for increasing labour productivity and decent jobs within the industry.


In this study we measure the labour productivity of off-site constructed building parts and compare them with onsite construction. Afterwards, construction practitioners, such as project managers, can choose and support their construction policies.


The result is a public web based model. A simulation forecasts the construction labour productivity for prefabricating building parts and for constructing building parts onsite.


01 January 2020 - 31 December 2023


  • Model factors influencing construction labour productivity
  • Finding top 3 discriminating factors
  • Creating structural equation models for top 3
  • Creating overall model and simulation

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