Learning from safety in other industries

KC Terwel, W Zwaard

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Abstract

The Dutch building industry has been shocked by some major structural accidents during the last 10 years with buildings during construction as well as with delivered buildings. Several initiatives were started to improve the safety. In other industries the safety awareness seemed to be more developed. In this article the Dutch building sector is compared with the aviation industry and
(chemical) process industry, to see which safety influencing factors can be improved for the building industry. It appears that the risks in relation to a building after completion are fairly low, comparable to the other industries. On the other hand the approach towards safety in the building industry is relatively undeveloped, which gives starting points for improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal thinking in structural engineering: Recent achievements
Place of PublicationZurich
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Pages33-40
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventGlobal thinking in structural engineering: Recent achievements, IABSE conference 2012, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Zurich
Duration: 7 May 20129 May 2012

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PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

Conference

ConferenceGlobal thinking in structural engineering: Recent achievements, IABSE conference 2012, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Period7/05/129/05/12

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Keywords

  • structural safety
  • building process
  • safety in industries

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