The productivity of construction work is a critical factor in the competitiveness of any construction company and a major issue for the industry as a whole. For this assessment activity, students choose an active building site to study the construction process management and work flow – including crew sizes, plant and equipment usage. A combination of first-hand observations, analysis of design documentation and industry guidelines provides the basis for a critical evaluation of the pros, cons and practicalities of an individual trade package. Students produce a structured spreadsheet that measures the productivity of their chosen trade activity to estimate expected work outputs in the future (e.g. m2/hour). They also produce a video that visually captures and reflects on more qualitative aspects of the processes involved.