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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.

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

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1024269
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry is dangerous, with 39 fatalities at work in the UK in 2012-13 and comparable and even larger figures reported worldwide. People also take part in construction on a voluntary basis; most volunteers have limited training and no technical qualification, whilst safety regulation frameworks range from being comparable to professional sectors to zero regulation in some international contexts. Unstructured interviews were undertaken with volunteer construction workers from two areas: those returning from international development projects and those regularly volunteering on UK heritage railways. Taking a social constructionist perspective, data was explored using discourse analysis to illuminate 'safety' within this unique construction 'industry'. Those with engineering or technical backgrounds developed more tangible constructions of safety, around risks and hazards, within their activities, yet volunteers without this experience also acknowledged a wider context of danger. Volunteers on overseas projects developed discourses of 'difference' between safety at home and safety outside the UK, associated with negative practices overseas yet with acceptance of their inevitability as part of the voluntary experience. Further work is proposed to determine whether these insights can contribute to improved safety management within the voluntary construction context.

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.