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Development of high reliability construction work systems: Lessons from production practices of high performance work crews

Abstract The construction industry faces important performance problems such as low productivity, poor quality of work, and work-related accidents and injuries. Creating a high reliability work system that is simultaneously highly productive and exceptionally safe has become a challenge for construction practitioners and scholars. The main goal of this dissertation was to create an understanding of high reliability construction work systems based on lessons from the production practices of high performance work crews. High performance work crews are defined as the work crews that constantly reach and maintain a high level of productivity and exceptional safety record while delivering high quality of work. This study was conceptualized on findings fr... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Memarian, Babak (Author) / Bashford, Howard (Advisor) / Boren, Rebecca (Committee member) / Wiezel, Avi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Management / Construction Management / Construction Productivity / Construction Safety / High Performance / High Reliability / Task Demands
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Construction 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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