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dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Sherifen_US
dc.contributor.authorSrinavin, Korben_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:26:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:26:46Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.issn01698141en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ergon.2004.09.008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4274
dc.description.abstractOver the years, many attempts have been made to establish mathematical models reflecting the relationship between the thermal environment and construction labor productivity. Once established, the models were used to forecast the change in productivity due to thermal environment variations. The models, however, failed to accurately capture the complex nature of such a relationship for a number of reasons, including a consideration of the nature of the task being performed and the effect of all known variables of the thermal environment. This paper briefly describes and highlights the main shortcomings of three established thermal environment/productivity forecasting models. It introduces a fourth model, developed by the authors, where productivity can be predicted as a function of the PMV index. The paper then presents a comparative analysis between all four models with emphasis on their sensitivity to air temperature. Field data collected from different construction sites demonstrate that observed productivity data agree well with those predicted by the PMV-based model.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom345en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto351en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310202en_US
dc.titleForecasting labor productivity changes in construction using the PMV indexen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.date.issued2015-05-05T05:03:54Z
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