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Ameyaw, E E and Chan, A P C (2015) Risk allocation in public-private partnership water supply projects in Ghana. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 187-208.

Bresnen, M, Edelman, L, Newell, S, Scarbrough, H and Swan, J (2005) Exploring social capital in the construction firm. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 235–44.

Chancellor, W and Abbott, M (2015) The Australian construction industry: is the shadow economy distorting productivity?. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 176-86.

Edwards, D J and Holt, G D (2005) Exposure to hand–arm vibration: implications of new statutory requirements. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 257–66.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction working practices; exposure times; hand–arm vibration; health and safety legislation; plant and equipment; statutory duty; vibration data
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=w8q1727268723226
  • Abstract:
    One particular source of vibration exposure for manual workers results from using hand-held power tools. This is generally termed exposure to hand–arm vibration (HAV). Potential negative health effects from HAV were identified at the turn of the 20th century and have become more scientifically understood since then. Due to the nature of its activities, the construction industry is one industry sector representing significant HAV exposure risk. As of July 2005, the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (CVWR) incorporate HAV into the UK workplace health and safety statute. Implications of the CVWR upon the construction sector are explored, particularly in the context of how construction activities may be affected by the new HAV exposure action and limit values. The paper also demonstrates potential ‘problems’ of considering (equipment) manufacturers' vibration data with those resulting from measurement of equipment at the workplace. It is concluded that due to limits on operator exposure times to higher vibration tools, the UK construction sector must ultimately come to terms with what will effectively represent an influential change in many of its on-site working practices.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D (2005) Sustainable property investment: valuing sustainable buildings through property performance assessment. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 212–34.

Mäki, T and Kerosuo, H (2015) Site managers' daily work and the uses of building information modelling in construction site management. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 163-75.

Murphy, M E, Perera, S and Heaney, G (2015) Innovation management model: a tool for sustained implementation of product innovation into construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 209-32.

Ngowi, A B and Pienaar, E (2005) Trust factor in construction alliances. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 267–78.

Swaffield, J A (2005) Transient identification of defective trap seals. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 245–56.