Multiplier model for forecasting manpower demand

Chun Pong Sing, Peter E.D. Love, C. M. Tarn

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To better manage and forecast the demand for labor in the construction industry, a mathematical model is developed using a distributed lag model and labor multiplier approach. The model is tested using economic statistics and manpower data derived from Hong Kong construction projects. The model can be used by public and private sectors to forecast future labor demand so that an optimal workforce can be attained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161-1168
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed lag model
  • Forecasting
  • Labor multiplier
  • Manpower demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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