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Boyd, P, Larsen, G D and Schweber, L (2015) The co-development of technology and new buildings: incorporating building integrated photovoltaics. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 349-60.

Cole, R J (2005) Building environmental assessment methods: redefining intentions and roles. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 455–67.

Galea, N, Powell, A, Loosemore, M and Chappell, L (2015) Designing robust and revisable policies for gender equality: lessons from the Australian construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 375-89.

Gomes, V and Silva, M G d (2005) Exploring sustainable construction: implications from Latin America. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 428–40.

Gosling, J, Naim, M, Towill, D, Abouarghoub, W and Moone, B (2015) Supplier development initiatives and their impact on the consistency of project performance. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 390-403.

Hook, M, Stehn, L and Brege, S (2015) The development of a portfolio of business models: a longitudinal case study of a building material company. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 334-48.

Kaatz, E, Root, D and Bowen, P (2005) Broadening project participation through a modified building sustainability assessment. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 441–54.

Larsson, N (2005) Regionalism and sustainable development: genesis of SB04. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 397–404.

Lorenz, D, Lützkendorf, T and Panek, A (2005) Sustainable construction in Central/Eastern Europe: implications from SB04 in Warsaw. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 416–27.

Löwstedt, M (2015) ‘Taking off my glasses in order to see’: exploring practice on a building site using self-reflexive ethnography. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 404-14.

O’Keeffe, D, Thomson, D and Dainty, A (2015) Evaluating the design of hospitals within a practice order network. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 415-27.

Plessis, C d (2005) Action for sustainability: preparing an African plan for sustainable building and construction. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 405–15.

Seboni, L and Tutesigensi, A (2015) Project manager-to-project allocations in practice: an empirical study of the decision-making practices of a multi-project based organization. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 428-43.

Sherratt, F (2015) Legitimizing public health control on sites? A critical discourse analysis of the Responsibility Deal Construction Pledge. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 444-52.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1013045
  • Abstract:
    As part of a wider programme, the UK Department of Health produced a Responsibility Deal Construction Pledge, seeking organizational commitment in improving the health of its workforce. Yet commercial involvement with the health of the worker beyond the workplace is a contentious issue, a fundamental challenge to personal freedoms. The exercise of this paternalistic or pastoral power should be questioned, and consequently the agendas and interests behind it have been explored through a critical discourse analysis of the press release of the Pledge. Workers' inability to make the 'right' decisions about their health was used as justification for corporate intervention to guide workers to their 'true' interests and the 'right' choices. The occupational health of individual construction workers on sites was negated for their wider contributions as a workforce to industry and the UK economy. Whilst the real interests of construction workers are likely to be served by a balance of good health and work, this should not be dictated by government, much less commercial organizations with vested interests in worker output. Concerns are raised for workers' health and well-being in terms of their fundamental autonomy, and an increasingly controlled relationship between productive activities and power relations.

Sherratt, F, Crapper, M, Foster-Smith, L and Walsh, S (2015) Safety and volunteer construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 361-74.

Shibeika, A and Harty, C (2015) Diffusion of digital innovation in construction: a case study of a UK engineering firm. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 453-66.

Ulubeyli, S, Arslan, V and Kivrak, S (2015) A semiotic analysis of cartoons about occupational health and safety issues in the construction workplace. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 467-83.

Viking, A and Lidelöw, S (2015) Exploring industrialized housebuilders’ interpretations of local requirements using institutional logics. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 484-94.

Xiong, B, Skitmore, M and Xia, B (2015) Exploring and validating the internal dimensions of occupational stress: evidence from construction cost estimators in China. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 495-507.