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Abdul-Aziz, A-R and Wong, S S (2010) Exploring the internationalization of Malaysian contractors: the international entrepreneurship dimension. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 61.

Chow, L K and Ng, S T (2010) Delineating the performance standards of engineering consultants at design stage. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 11.

Davies, M, Jackaway, A, Hardy, R, Dewey, E and Littler, J (2000) A translucent louvre system: design concepts, modelling work and monitored data. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 42–50.

Fay, R, Treloar, G and Iyer-Raniga, U (2000) Life-cycle energy analysis of buildings: a case study. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 31–41.

Hallowell, M (2010) Cost-effectiveness of construction safety programme elements. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 34.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: safety; risk management
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190903460706
  • Abstract:
    Every year the construction industry accounts for a disproportionate injury rate when compared to the all-industry average. In recent years, incident rates have declined as a result of improvements in safety management. While there is a great deal of knowledge regarding the safety management strategies of highly effective construction firms, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of these strategies. Interviews with 26 representatives of construction firms headquartered in the US were undertaken to quantify the cost of implementing common safety programme elements by: (1) quantifying cost for each element per US$1 million of project scope; and (2) determining the distribution of safety funding to each element. Using these cost data and effectiveness ratings from previous research, the cost-effectiveness of 13 safety programme elements was quantified. The results indicate that the most cost-effective safety programme elements are subcontractor selection and management and upper management support and commitment. Alternatively, the least cost-effective elements are the employment of a full-time safety manager and record-keeping. The information presented in this paper may be used by practitioners to direct resource investments, strategically select a subset of safety programme elements when resources are limited, and to justify additional resource investment in accident prevention.

Hatmoko, J U D and Scott, S (2010) Simulating the impact of supply chain management practice on the performance of medium-sized building projects. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 49.

Jacobsson, M and Linderoth, H C J (2010) The influence of contextual elements, actors’ frames of reference, and technology on the adoption and use of ICT in construction projects: a Swedish case study. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 23.

Jensen, D A (2010) A longitudinal study of a Type I differing conditions claim: investigating the contractor’s failure to meet the reasonable prudent standard. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 74.

Liu, L and Napier, Z (2010) The accuracy of risk-based cost estimation for water infrastructure projects: preliminary evidence from Australian projects. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 100.

Luo, J and Gale, A (2000) The evolution of the Chinese construction industry. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 51–8.

Sha, K, Deng, X and Cui, C (2000) Sustainable construction in China: status quo and trends. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 59–66.

Slaughter, E S (2000) Implementation of construction innovations. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 2–17.

Vijverberg, G (2000) Basing maintenance needs on accommodation policy. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 18–30.

Zhang, H and Li, H (2010) Multi-objective particle swarm optimization for construction time-cost tradeoff problems. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 88.