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Sixth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - CSM 2018

Temporary Works Design and Construction Ergonomics

Author(s) : JOHN SMALLWOOD

Abstract

Temporary works designers influence construction ergonomics directly and indirectly. The direct influence is because of design, details, and method of connecting, and depending upon the type of procurement system, supervisory, and administrative interventions. The indirect influence is because of the type of procurement system used, prequalification, project duration, partnering, and the facilitating of pre-planning. A questionnaire survey was administered among attendees attending an inhouse support work designer and supplier ‘designing for construction ergonomics’ workshop. The following constitute the salient findings. Quality, is more important to the respondents’ organisation than construction ergonomics, and project health and safety (H&S). A range of temporary works design related aspects impact on construction ergonomics, and the respondents’ organisation considers / refers to such aspects frequently, and on a range of design, procurement, and construction occasions. Experience predominates in terms of how ergonomics knowledge was acquired. A range of aspects and interventions have the potential to contribute to an improvement in construction ergonomics. The paper concludes that respondents contribute to construction ergonomics, but there is potential for enhanced contributions. Recommendations include that tertiary-built environment education should address temporary works design and construction H&S and ergonomics, temporary works design standards should highlight designing for construction H&S and ergonomics, and practice notes, and continuing professional development (CPD) should be evolved.

Conference Title : Sixth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - CSM 2018
Conference Date(s) : 28-29 April, 2018
Place : Novotel Zurich City-West Address: Schiffbaustrasse 13, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-150-4-46
Page(s) : 82 - 86
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-150-4
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