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DISSERTATION SYNOPSIS

PROGRAM : BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Construction Management – SHU SL
MODULE : Dissertation Synopsis
STUDENT NAME : Shakila Nimesha jayaneththi
ICBT STUDENT NO : 14/M/SL/90
SHU ID : 23048073
DATE : 06
th
July 2014
TITLE :The Feasibility Of Introducing Mechanical And Methodological
Solutions To Improve Effectiveness And Efficiency Of Existing Labour
Force As A Solution For Labour Shortage In Building Construction
Industry In Sri Lanka.

















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TITLE
THE FEASIBILITY OF INTRODUCING MECHANICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL
SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF EXISTING
LABOUR FORCE AS A SOLUTION FOR LABOUR SHORTAGE IN BUILDING
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA.



















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INTRODUCTION
“Sri Lankan contractors weighed down by high labour turnover”
(Zulfath Saheed LBR, Friday 18 March 2011)
(Web Link: http://lbr.lk/fullstory.php?nid=201103181634309969 )
“We need more labours for our sites. But it is difficult to engage them due to high rates. Need to
find a solution or subsidiaries to labour requirement of our sites”
(Prabodha Sumanasekara. Chairman of VS Group. Official Discussion on 24
th
May 2014 3pm to
5pm)

There is a two type of Labours in construction industry. They can category as Skill labours and
unskilled labours In the Sri Lankan Construction Industry most of the works and trades carried
by skill and unskilled labour force. Construction Industry Growth up highly. Material, Machines
and man power cost increasing in day by day. Now a day scarcity of labours is mostly suffering
matter in construction Industry. Labour rates, labour maintains also very costly.Therefore
Employers has to face difficulties with labour urgency of Sri Lankan construction industry.
There profits also reduced due to increasing of labour wages.
One of the reason is, Sri Lankan construction industry do not try to keep labours with
themselves. Most of Construction companies in Sri Lanka They diffuse their labours after
completing of projects. Due to that reason labours has to find another opportunities. Therefore
industry has built up Vass labour vacant. Due to that grows up labour urgency in the industry.
Due to urgency of labour most of the companies are not use labours effectively. And they are not
use their existing labour force effectively to their projects
Therefore people need to implement new technology and methodologies to improve efficiency of
the labours and how to use them effectively to the projects. That is need to study feasibility of
new methods and technologies introduced to Sri Lankan construction industry to improve
labour’s effectiveness and efficiency.
In this scenario try to find out solutions for scarceness of labour and using new technology,
methodologies and technics to increasing effectiveness and efficient of construction worker’s.


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OBJECTIVES
1. Find out reasons for labour scarcity in construction industry in Sri Lanka.
2. To study new machines and methods which are already in the Construction industry and
finding out reasons for rare usage of them.
3. To Study the enables and barriers to introduce new machines and methodological
solutions as substitution to labour urgency.
4. To study existing labour force can be utilised effectively and efficiently.

AIM
To study the Feasibility of introducing mechanical and methodological solutions to improve
effectiveness and efficiency of existing labour force as a solution for Labour shortage in Building
Construction Industry in Sri Lanka.
HYPOTHESIS
Introducing new mechanical and methodological solutions to improve effectiveness and
efficiency of existing labour force give solution for Labour shortage in Building Construction
Industry in Sri Lanka to minimize construction cost.
METHODOLOGY
Question Survey-. Expect to minimum ten questions and obtain answers from expertise peoples
who are mobilizing in top level management of ten reputed construction companies in Sri Lanka.

Literature Survey - Reading journals, books, newsletters and web sites to collecting information
to find out methods and machines which are in Construction Industry and what are the methods
and machines already used in other countries to minimizing the labour scarcity.

LIMITATIONS
Considering Construction Companies in Colombo area due to large and Varity projects available
in Colombo.
Contact Ten Interviewers to questionnaire of reputed Construction Companies

Available Written Documents related to subject in library and World Wide Web (Internet)

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REFERANCES

LBR, Zulfath Saheed LBR, Friday 18 March 2011
(Web Link: http://lbr.lk/fullstory.php?nid=201103181634309969 )

NDB StockBrokers, 2013,Sri Lankan Construction Industry,NDB Colombo

Formal Discussions with Prabodha Sumanasekara. Chairman of VS Group.