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Confined site construction: a qualitative investigation of critical issues affecting management of health and safety

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Show simple item record Spillane, John P. Oyedele, Lukumon O. von Meding, Jason K. Konanahalli, Ashwini Jaiyeoba, Babatunde E. Tijani, Iyabo K. 2018-09-18T15:02:51Z 2018-09-18T15:02:51Z 2011
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The construction industry is inherently risky, with a significant number of accidents and disasters occurring, particularly on confined construction sites. This research investigates and identifies the various issues affecting successful management of health and safety in confined construction sites. The rationale is that identifying the issues would assist the management of health and safety particularly in inner city centres which are mostly confined sites. Using empiricism epistemology, the methodology was based on qualitative research approach by means of multiple case studies in three different geographical locations of Ireland, UK and USA. Data on each case study were collected through individual interviews and focus group discussion with project participants. The findings suggest that three core issues are the underlying factors affecting management of health and safety on confined construction sites. It include, (i) lack of space, (ii) problem of co-ordination and management of site personnel, and (iii) overcrowding of workplace. The implication of this is that project teams and their organisations should see project processes from a holistic point of view, as a unified single system, where quick intervention in solving a particular issue should be the norm, so as not to adversely affect interrelated sequence of events in project operations. Proactive strategies should be devised to mitigate these issues and may include detail project programming, space management, effective constructability review and efficient co-ordination of personnel, plant and materials among others. The value of this research is to aid management and operation of brownfield sites by identifying issues impacting on health and safety management in project process. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology;2 (7), pp. 138-146
dc.subject Brownfield sites en_US
dc.subject confined site en_US
dc.subject health and safety management en_US
dc.subject construction management en_US
dc.subject case studies en_US
dc.subject space management en_US
dc.subject city centres en_US
dc.subject site management en_US
dc.subject project management en_US
dc.subject project planning en_US
dc.title Confined site construction: a qualitative investigation of critical issues affecting management of health and safety en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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