Released on 2004Categories Building

Safety in Building and Construction Industries: State of the Art and Perspectives on Prevention

Safety in Building and Construction Industries: State of the Art and Perspectives on Prevention

Author: Nordisk Ministerråd

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289310062

Category: Building

Page: 123

View: 635

This report provides results of a Nordic seminar held in October 2003 regarding contemporary occupational safety research in the Nordic building and construction industries. The report provides conclusions of roundtable discussions from four plenary sessions regarding accident investigation and prevention, the meaning and significance of safety culture and safety climate, the influence of firm size on occupational safety, and good practices for safety management. In addition, the report contains abstracts of over 75 ongoing or recently completed safety research projects in the Nordic building and construction industries, as well as injury and employment statistics for the period 1992 through 2001.
Released on 2016-08-24Categories Technology & Engineering

The Pre-Fabrication of Building Facades

The Pre-Fabrication of Building Facades

Author: Vitor Abrantes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319226958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 95

View: 149

This book compares two buildings with different technologies and distinct environment from the combined viewpoints of civil engineering and architecture. The first is the most recent building of Columbia University in New York, the Northwest Science Building, a project designed by Rafael Moneo and Dan Brodkin of Ove Arup. The second one is the Burgo Tower in Oporto, by Eduardo Souto Moura and Rui Furtado of AFA, a building that brings a new perspective to the use of prefabrication technologies with local traditional construction systems. With the detailed analyses of recognized researchers in civil engineering and architecture, this book is a reflection upon the problems and solutions in the design and construction process of a prefabricated building system. This volume, like those to follow, brings together, building research and building design practice to enhance the knowledge of complementarity areas involved in construction, engineering and architecture. This is the first book in a new series "Building Research: Design, Construction and Technologies" which aims to bridge scientific research and professional practice to understand the Building Design problems. In each edition, one or two case studies (recognized buildings in the international design panorama) are analyzed with their authors to assess the design process and the construction development. To understand the problems involved, researchers, engineers and architects, are asked to contribute to this ana lysis with essays on building research issues, as building technology, construction management, acoustics, maintenance or prefabrication.
Released on 2005-01-25Categories Technology & Engineering

Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Author: Frank Lees

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080489339

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3680

View: 224

Over the last three decades the process industries have grown very rapidly, with corresponding increases in the quantities of hazardous materials in process, storage or transport. Plants have become larger and are often situated in or close to densely populated areas. Increased hazard of loss of life or property is continually highlighted with incidents such as Flixborough, Bhopal, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, the Phillips 66 incident, and Piper Alpha to name but a few. The field of Loss Prevention is, and continues to, be of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, because of the trend for processing plants to become larger and often be situated in or close to densely populated areas, thus increasing the hazard of loss of life or property. This book is a detailed guidebook to defending against these, and many other, hazards. It could without exaggeration be referred to as the "bible" for the process industries. This is THE standard reference work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals. For years, it has been the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing reference instead. Frank Lees' world renowned work has been fully revised and expanded by a team of leading chemical and process engineers working under the guidance of one of the world’s chief experts in this field. Sam Mannan is professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, and heads the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M. He received his MS and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the chemical engineering department at Texas A&M University as a professor in 1997. He has over 20 years of experience as an engineer, working both in industry and academia. New detail is added to chapters on fire safety, engineering, explosion hazards, analysis and suppression, and new appendices feature more recent disasters. The many thousands of references have been updated along with standards and codes of practice issued by authorities in the US, UK/Europe and internationally. In addition to all this, more regulatory relevance and case studies have been included in this edition. Written in a clear and concise style, Loss Prevention in the Process Industries covers traditional areas of personal safety as well as the more technological aspects and thus provides balanced and in-depth coverage of the whole field of safety and loss prevention. * A must-have standard reference for chemical and process engineering safety professionals * The most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment and laws that pertain to process safety * Only single work to provide everything; principles, practice, codes, standards, data and references needed by those practicing in the field
Released on 2017-06-01Categories Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

Author: Bent Flyvbjerg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191046179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 436

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management provides state-of-the-art scholarship in the emerging field of megaproject management. Megaprojects are large, complex projects which typically cost billions of dollars and impact millions of people, like building a high-speed rail line, a megadam, a national health or pensions IT system, a new wide-body aircraft, or staging the Olympics. The book contains 25 chapters written especially for this volume, covering all aspects of megaproject management, from front-end planning to actual project delivery, including how to deal with stakeholders, risk, finance, complexity, innovation, governance, ethics, project breakdowns, and scale itself. Individual chapters cover the history of the field and relevant theory, from behavioral economics to lock-in and escalation to systems integration and theories of agency and power. All geographies are covered - from the US to China, Europe to Africa, South America to Australia - as are a wide range of project types, from "hard" infrastructure to "soft" change projects. In-depth case studies illustrate salient points. The Handbook offers a rigorous, research-oriented, up-to-date academic view of the discipline, based on high-quality data and strong theory. It will be an indispensable resource for students, academics, policy makers, and practitioners.
Released on 2000Categories Health & Fitness

Construction Safety and Health Management

Construction Safety and Health Management

Author: Richard J. Coble


ISBN: UCSC:32106015331249

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

View: 519

A world-renowned panel of researchers and professionals in the field of construction management has compiled their best thinking on a range of subjects of interest to everyone in the field. The following articles were prepared for the Rinker Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Florida. * Safety Program for Volunteer-Based Construction Projects, Boyd C. Paulson Jr. * Incurring the Costs of Injuries versus Investing in Safety, Jimmie Hinze * Scheduling for Construction Safety. Richard J. Coble, Brent R. Elliott, and Michael Adair Human Factors in Construction Safety-Management Issues, Steve Rowlinson * Innovative Fall Protection for Construction Workers on Low-Rise Roofs, Amarjit Singh * Safety and Health Teambuilding, John Smallwood and Theo C. Haupt * Implications of the Relationship Between Construction Quality and Safety, Kent Davis * Designing for Safety, John A. Gmbatese * An Owner Looks at Safety, Ronald W. Sykes, Tan Qu, and Richard J. Coble * Health Consequences of Working in Construction, Marie Haring Sweeney, David Fosbroke, Linda M. Goldenhar, Larry L, Jackson, Kenneth Linch, Boris D. Lushniak, Carol Merry, Scott Schneider, and Mark Stephenso