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Bakens, W, Foliente, G and Jasuja, M (2005) Engaging stakeholders in performance-based building: lessons from the Performance-Based Building (PeBBu) Network. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 149–58.

Chappells, H and Shove, E (2005) Debating the future of comfort: environmental sustainability, energy consumption and the indoor environment. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 32–40.

Curwell, S, Deakin, M, Cooper, I, Paskaleva-Shapira, K, Ravetz, J and Babicki, D (2005) Citizens' expectations of information cities: implications for urban planning and design. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 55–66.

Ding, G K C (2005) Developing a multicriteria approach for the measurement of sustainable performance. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 3–16.

Korpela, J, Miettinen, R, Salmikivi, T and Ihalainen, J (2015) The challenges and potentials of utilizing building information modelling in facility management: the case of the Center for Properties and Facilities of the University of Helsinki. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 3-17.

Lingard, H and Turner, M (2015) Improving the health of male, blue collar construction workers: a social ecological perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 18-34.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2014.997259
  • Abstract:
    Construction workers are a high risk group for poor health and occupational disability. A participatory action research (PAR) project was undertaken at construction sites in Queensland, Australia. Using the PAR framework, a needs-based health promotion planning model was implemented. Health promotion measures were designed to address the 'SNAPO' health risk factors (i.e. smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption, insufficient physical exercise and overweight/obesity). At the largest site participating in the research, preliminary health assessments revealed levels of physical health that were comparable with those of the general Australian population. The construction workers' mental health was poorer than that of the general Australian population. A consultation workshop with a representative group of workers at the site identified healthy eating, smoking cessation and physical exercise as priority areas for intervention. Several health promotion measures addressing these issues were implemented, including a quit smoking programme, a 'healthy options' menu in the site canteen, healthy eating and cooking workshops and onsite yoga and stretching sessions. A subset of workers at the site reported their health behaviour in weekly 'logs'. The log data revealed fluctuations in health behaviour over a 14-week period. Evaluation interviews and a focus group revealed environmental impediments to the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours. Workers identified the need to provide a work environment that is supportive of healthy behaviour as critical to the effectiveness of specific health promotion measures.

Lingard, H, Peihua Zhang, R, Blismas, N, Wakefield, R and Kleiner, B (2015) Are we on the same page? Exploring construction professionals’ mental models of occupational health and safety. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 73-84.

Liso, K R, Kvande, T and Thue, J V (2005) High-performance weather-protective flashings. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 41–54.

Macintosh, A and Steemers, K (2005) Ventilation strategies for urban housing: lessons from a PoE case study. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 17–31.

Ozorhon, B, Dikmen, I and Birgonul, M T (2005) Organizational memory formation and its use in construction. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 67–79.

Sacks, R, Whyte, J, Swissa, D, Raviv, G, Zhou, W and Shapira, A (2015) Safety by design: dialogues between designers and builders using virtual reality. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 55-72.

Su, Y and Lucko, G (2015) Synthetic cash flow model with singularity functions for unbalanced bidding scenarios. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 35-54.