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July 29, 2017 , , ,
Patrick X. W. Zou, Riza Yosia Sunindijo ... 256 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (June, 2015) ... Language: English -ISBN-10: 1118839374 -ISBN-13: 978-1118839379 ...

Although the construction and engineering sector makes important contributions to the economic, social, and environmental objectives of a nation, it has a notorious reputation for being an unsafe industry in which to work. Despite the fact that safety performance in the industry has improved, injuries and fatalities still occur frequently. To address this, the industry needs to evolve further by integrating safety into all decision making processes. Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering takes a broad view of safety from a strategic decision making and management perspective with a particular focus on the need to balance and integrate ‘science’ and ‘art’ when implementing safety management. The principles covered here include the economics of safety, safety climate and culture, skills for safety, safety training and learning, safety in design, risk management, building information modelling, and safety research methods and the research-practice nexus. They are integrated into a strategic safety management framework which comprises strategy development, implementation, and evaluation. Practical techniques are included to apply the principles in the context of the construction and engineering industry and projects. Case studies are also provided to demonstrate the localised context and applications of the principles and techniques in practice.

ASCE ... 118 pages - Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers; (November, 1999) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 078440433X - ISBN-13: 978-0784404331 ...

This standard provides requirements for performing analyses of new structure design or existing structure evaluation to determine the reliability of structures under earthquake motions. Rules and analysis parameters that are expected to produce seismic responses with about the same probability of non-exceedance as the input are outlined. Specifications of input motions are provided. Analysis standards are given for: modeling of structures; analysis of structures; soil-structure interaction modeling and analysis; input for subsystem seismic analysis; and special structures such as buried pipes and conduits, earth-retaining walls, above-ground vertical tanks, raceways, and seismic-isolated structures. Additionally, non-mandatory Appendix A provides a discussion on Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessments and Seismic Margin Assessments.

February 12, 2017 , , , ,
Michael J. Casey, Girum S. Urgessa ...
48 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (November, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784412510 - ISBN-13: 978-0784412510 ...

Rebar Cage Construction and Safety: Best Practices presents guidelines for the safe handling of steel reinforcing-bar (rebar) cages throughout the design, fabrication, and erection process. The focus is on rebar cages used for large, cast-in-place concrete columns in a variety of settings, including bridge piers, elevated highway sections, and high-rise buildings. These cages are inherently unstable, usually held together by tie-wire alone. They are challenging to fabricate, to lift from the horizontal to the vertical position, and to support in the temporary condition until concrete is cast. Engineered temporary support systems, such as bracing or cable-guy systems, can mitigate the instability of standing rebar cages and resist lateral loads, ensuring better safety for the iron workers tasked with climbing the cages. Topics include: Overview of rebar cages; organizational management for rebar cages; construction engineering; checklists of best practices for construction; and summary, conclusions, and recommendations. This volume describes best practices for construction engineering and construction practice regarding rebar cages. It will be useful to construction engineers working with large columns for the first time as well as construction contractors looking to establish policies and procedures related to rebar column safety.

January 18, 2016 , ,
Loui McCurley ...
328 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 7, 2016)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 111885960X - ISBN-13: 978-1118859605

The comprehensive guide to performing work at height more safely and at less cost: In the present economy, employers around the globe are working harder than ever to maximize safety in work at height with a careful eye toward fiscal responsibility.   In the drive to do more with less (workers, money, time, resources, etc.) rope access offers the opportunity to raise the bar in both safety and cost-efficiency.  This specialized mode of access and protection is a solution that site owners and managers frequently turn to for putting specially trained, certified technicians in hard-to-reach places with maximum safety and minimal cost.

Professional Rope Access: A Guide to Working Safely at Height is a comprehensive guide that employers, safety managers, trainers, and technicians can use to develop and maintain a rope access program that will get more work accomplished at a lower cost and with greater safety than conventional methods can achieve.

Professional Rope Access features topics on: Planning For Rope Access such as personnel selection and training and Equipment for Rigging + Skills For The Rope Access Technician including Rigging Concepts, Advanced Techniques, Powered Devices, and Rescue + Program Administration from Writing a Work Order through Equipment Inspection & Care    

For many trades, rope access provides an excellent solution for gaining access to difficult-to-reach locations. The extensive amount of knowledge and training that rope access technicians possess, and the highly disciplined and structured system that comprises rope access, mean that more complex jobs can often be performed more safely and efficiently, in a shorter period of time, resulting in monetary and safety benefits.

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