Safety design integrated in the Building Delivery System

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    It is important to see safety and health in construction as an integrated part of the way in which designers, architects, constructors, engineers and others carry out their consulting services.
    The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how safety and health can be integrated in the design phases of the building delivery system by using the principle of the lean construction modelling.
    The method for the research was to go through the lean construction building delivery system step by step and create a normative description of what to do, when to do and how to do to fully integration of safety in each process. The group of participants who created the description had a high experience in a combination of research, safety and health in general and especial in construction and knowledge of the lean construction processes both from the clients perspective as well as from the designers and the consultants.
    The result is a concept and guideline including control schemes for how to integrate safety design in the lean construction building delivery system including what to do and when. The concept has been tested in an educational context and found useful by the designers.
    The practical value of the concept depends never the less on how you manage and organise the detailed design process. In the final end prioritization, motivation and leadership is of crucial important for the construction process and how good the safety at the site will be for the craftsmen. The developed concept has to be seen as a valuable and practical tool for obtaining the safe site.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBook of abstracts
    PublisherCentral Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
    Publication date2012
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event6th International Conference Towards Safety Through Advanced Solutions - Sopot, Poland
    Duration: 11 Sep 201214 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 6


    Conference6th International Conference Towards Safety Through Advanced Solutions
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