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Almås, A-J, Lisø, K R, Hygen, H O, Øyen, C F and Thue, J V (2011) An approach to impact assessments of buildings in a changing climate. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 227–38.

Bruhns, H and Wyatt, P (2011) A data framework for measuring the energy consumption of the non-domestic building stock. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 26.

Candel, M, Karrbom Gustavsson, T and Eriksson, P (2021) Front-end value co-creation in housing development projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 245–60.

Daud, M N, Adnan, Y M, Mohd, I and Aziz, A A (2011) Developing a model for Malaysia's office classification. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 301–13.

Egbelakin, T K, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2011) Challenges to successful seismic retrofit implementation: a socio-behavioural perspective. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 286–300.

Foruzanmehr, A and Vellinga, M (2011) Vernacular architecture: questions of comfort and practicability. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 274–85.

Häkkinen, T and Belloni, K (2011) Barriers and drivers for sustainable building. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 239–55.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D (2011) Capturing sustainability-related information for property valuation. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 256–73.

Loosemore, M, Osborne, J and Higgon, D (2021) Affective, cognitive, behavioural and situational outcomes of social procurement: a case study of social value creation in a major facilities management firm. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 227–44.

Møller, J L, Kines, P, Dyreborg, J, Andersen, L L and Ajslev, J Z N (2021) The competences of successful safety and health coordinators in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 199–211.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Occupational safety and health coordinator; construction industry; sociability; overview; innovativeness; persistency;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2020.1818800
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry is among the most hazardous industries, with a fatality rate in Europe 3.4 times higher than average. While the occupational safety and health (OSH) coordinator has been a key actor in European efforts proposed to improve OSH in the industry since 1992, it is important to study the competences needed for the successful coordination of OSH in the construction industry. Existing literature on OSH coordinator competences are examined, and an expert survey is used to identify the competences characterising the most successful coordinators in Denmark. Finally, observational case studies of the perceived most successful coordinators in the Danish construction industry are used to exemplify the newly identified competences. The most frequently mentioned competences, not covered in previous research, are “innovativeness,” “having overview,” “persistency,” “thoroughness,” “sociability,” and “being systematic.” The results demonstrate the important “practice of knowing,” rather than possessing formal knowledge, education, and/or skills. The most important practice of knowing for the coordinators is likely that of the ability to transfer knowledge into practice. Future research, education and legal requirement in this field could benefit from a focus on what practices of knowledge actually work in real-life settings, rather than focussing on idealistic notions of these qualities.

Marques, N L, Bastian-Pinto, C d L and Brandão, L E T (2021) Crossing the Brownian Bridge: valuing infrastructure capacity expansion policies as real options. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 261–76.

Murakami, S, Kawakubo, S, Asami, Y, Ikaga, T, Yamaguchi, N and Kaburagi, S (2011) Development of a comprehensive city assessment tool: CASBEE-City. Building Research & Information, 39(03), 195–210.

Sandberg, R, Löwstedt, M and Räisänen, C (2021) Working in a loosely coupled system: exploring practices and implications of coupling work on construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 39(03), 212–26.