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Structural design for safety in a computer integrated system

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • As a result of recent legislation in the United Kingdom, Structural Designers have a clearly defined legal responsibility to consider the safety aspects as a consequence of their proposed structural solution (HMSO, 1994). To comply with the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations, the designer must aim to avoid unnecessary safety risks during construction and reduce those risks which are unavoidable. The designer must also provide an assessment of the hazards associated with the proposed solution. This paper describes work done by UMIST to produce a computer based model of safety risk on site. This model is integrated with the structural design at an early phase through a `tentative planner'. From these activities and the model of site accident data the probability of an accident occurring is calculated. Through such an early warning system, it will be possible to alter the design to improve safety without other negative impacts on the overall project.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • McCarthy, T. J., Khalil, A. S., & Jones, I. D. (1997). Structural design for safety in a computer integrated system. In Computing in Civil Engineering (New York) (pp. 527-534).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030717762

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 527

End Page


  • 534

Volume


Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • As a result of recent legislation in the United Kingdom, Structural Designers have a clearly defined legal responsibility to consider the safety aspects as a consequence of their proposed structural solution (HMSO, 1994). To comply with the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations, the designer must aim to avoid unnecessary safety risks during construction and reduce those risks which are unavoidable. The designer must also provide an assessment of the hazards associated with the proposed solution. This paper describes work done by UMIST to produce a computer based model of safety risk on site. This model is integrated with the structural design at an early phase through a `tentative planner'. From these activities and the model of site accident data the probability of an accident occurring is calculated. Through such an early warning system, it will be possible to alter the design to improve safety without other negative impacts on the overall project.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • McCarthy, T. J., Khalil, A. S., & Jones, I. D. (1997). Structural design for safety in a computer integrated system. In Computing in Civil Engineering (New York) (pp. 527-534).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030717762

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 527

End Page


  • 534

Volume


Issue


Place Of Publication