Accident avoidance importance for building demolition
Zaharuddin, Wan, Paraskevas, Ioanis and Liu, Chunlu 2009, Accident avoidance importance for building demolition, in CIB W099 2009 : Working together : planning, designing and building a healthy and safe construction industry, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 9-14.
Building demolition, as compared to building construction is always carried out as quickly and cheaply as possible. The nature of limited time and resources of the demolition project sometimes translate into poor work planning and safety precautions. In recent years, demolition work has become more complicated due to the high diversity of building types and there are various demolition techniques and strategies. It is important to have a clear understanding of the type of building to be demolished, the method to be used and risks involved to ensure proper work planning. Using historical data on demolition related accidents; this paper discusses the classification of injuries and causes of the accidents. To conclude, strategies for better understanding of demolition work and good practices of site safety are recommended.
Field of Research
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
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