MSc. M.J. van Dijkhuizen
Martin is a PhD student at the section Engineering Project Management of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
Besides his PhD at Delft he is a lecturer and researcher at Utrecht University of Applied Science.
Martin specializes in the organisation of large complex construction projects. Previously he worked for the dutch contractor Bam. From 2002 to 2007, he worked for the army as a platoon commander of the military engineers. Constructing bases in Afghanistan were difficult tasks in an unpredictable environment.
Increasing labour productivity by off-site construction
Dutch construction industry copes with labour shortages while construction orders are rising. This compels firms to increase production per labour hour and make jobs more attractive. Prefabrication gives the opportunity to increase labour productivity and decent jobs within the industry.
In this study we forecast the labour productivity of prefabricated building parts and compare them with onsite construction. Afterwards, construction practitioners, such as project managers, can choose and support their construction policies.