Construction productivity in Hong Kong: technology and labour needs during 1988-1997


Grant Data
Project Title
Construction productivity in Hong Kong: technology and labour needs during 1988-1997
Principal Investigator
Professor Ganesan, Sivaguru   (Principal investigator)
Duration
54
Start Date
1989-07-01
Completion Date
1993-12-31
Amount
200000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
HKU 46/89
Grant Type
University Grants Committee - General Award
Funding Year
1989/1990
Status
Completed
Objectives
To investigate changes in design and construction technology in recent years, their impact on labour productivity and assess future labour needs in Hong Kong within varying assumptions of growth in construction expenditure and labour supply. Current employment in the construction sector is probably 170,000, with nearly 80,000 of them on the construction sites. Some argue that the industry needs up to another 40,000 persons in the medium term unless construction technology is rapidly upgraded. This project will explore potential technological advances in design and construction that can be adopted in Hong Kong and difficulties likely to be encountered in this process.