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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.

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Title Accident avoidance importance for building demolition
Author(s) Zaharuddin, Wan
Paraskevas, Ioanis
Liu, Chunlu
Conference name CIB W099 Working Commission on Construction Safety and Health (2009 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 21-23 Oct. 2009
Title of proceedings CIB W099 2009 : Working together : planning, designing and building a healthy and safe construction industry
Editor(s) Lingard, Helen
Cooke, Tracy
Turner, Michelle
Publication date 2009
Conference series CIB W099 Working Commission on Construction Safety and Health
Start page 9
End page 14
Total pages 6
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) building demolition
safety
workplace accidents
injury
Summary 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.
ISBN 9781921426469
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870501 Civil Building Management and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029283

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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