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Chan, A P C, Wong, J M W and Chiang, Y H (2003) Modelling Labour Demand at Project Level An Empirical Study in Hong Kong. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 135–50.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction projects; Hong Kong; labour demand-cost relationship; manpower planning; regression model
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1726-0531
  • URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/eb060894
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry plays a significant role to the economy of Hong Kong not only in terms of output but also the employment. The sector, however, has been severely hit by the economic downturn in recent years resulting in serious unemployment. Employment planning becomes one of the critical aspects for the recovery of the economy. The main objective of this paper is to establish a labour demand model for the Hong Kong construction industry. The unique characteristics and the current conditions of the construction labour market are reviewed. Regression analysis based on 123 construction projects was used to compute the relationship between expenditure and site workers employed. The best predictor of average labour demand of construction projects in Hong Kong is found to be DL = 463 C 0.934, where DL is the actual labour demand in man-days, C is the final cost of contract in millions. The labour demand-cost relationship can be applied as a manpower forecasting model to estimate the total labour required for a given type of project. The developed model enables a more reliable and accurate planning of manpower requirements in the construction industry.

Edwards, D J, Cabahug, R R and Nicholas, J (2003) The Impact of Training and Education Characteristics Upon Plant Operator Maintenance Proficiency. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 119–34.

Ganah, A A (2003) The Use of Computer Visualisation in Communicating Constructability Information in UK. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 151–67.

Oloke, D A, Edwards, D J and Thorpe, T A (2003) Predicting Construction Plant Breakdown Time Using Time Series Modelling. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 202–21.

Oyedele, L O, Tham, K W, Jaiyeoba, B E and Fadeyi, M O (2003) Model for Predicting Architect's Performance in Building Delivery Process. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 168–86.

Trethewy, R W and Atkinson, M (2003) Enhanced Safety, Health and Environment Outcomes Through Improved Design. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 187–201.