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Design-for-safety analysis support system for building designers

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Imriyas KamardeenImriyas Kamardeen
Accident prevention and control in construction is a continuing challenge. The construction industry has one of the worst workplace health and safety records globally. T here is considerable evidence that decisions made by designers early in the development process have significant implications for the safety of workers on construction sites. Recognising the important contributions which good design can make in improving
safety performance, many governments around the world have mandated Design for Safety (DfS) in their workplace health and safety legislations. Designers in many countries are now required by law to include DfS in
their design practices, which is a major modification to their traditional roles and responsibilities. Nonetheless, research shows that most designers lack the expertise required for effective implementation of DfS. This paper discusses the development of a mobile computing enabled knowledge management system that can assist designers to reduce accidents in the construction industry through safe designs. The system can provide modular and just in time knowledge support to designers during the design process. The utilization of the system could foster enhanced DfS implementation in industry and t hereby accident reduction in construction projects.

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Event

Construction Applications of Virtual Reality. Conference (13th : 2013 : London, England)

Pagination

56 - 63

Publisher

Teeside University

Location

London, England

Place of publication

[London, England]

Start date

2013-10-30

End date

2013-10-31

ISBN-13

9780992716103

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2013, Teeside University

Editor/Contributor(s)

N Dawood, M Kassem

Title of proceedings

CONVR 2013 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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