1st Edition

Handbook of Drivers of Continuous Improvement in Construction Health, Safety, and Wellbeing

    328 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook presents opportunities, best practices, and case studies backed by cutting edge research on the drivers of continuous improvement of health, safety and wellbeing in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Management sector. The book consists of 23 chapters with six themes covering:

    ●        Drivers of the business case for healthier and safer construction

    ●        Opportunities and drivers of digital technologies for improving health and safety 

    ●        Drivers of human factors for improving health and safety

    ●        Drivers of safer design and procurement 

    ●        Drivers of better health and wellbeing for construction.

    ●        Opportunities for driving equality and inclusivity for safer construction.

    The book will be beneficial to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate (research and taught) students, professional institutions (such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), health and safety professionals (health and safety officers, consultants and managers), occupational health professionals, mental health and wellbeing professionals, construction managers, architects, project professionals, engineers (design, construction, project, site, electrical, mechanical, civil, building services, and structural), facilities managers, quantity surveyors, and site managers. The aim of the book is to provide critical perspectives alongside evidence based practical examples of success stories, that should inspire readers and engender continuous improvement in health, safety, and wellbeing in the construction industry. 

    Chapter 1: Safety, health, and wellbeing in every brick: Scaffolding success
    Nnedinma Umeokafor, Fidelis Emuze, Riza Sunindijo, Tariq Umar, Abimbola Windapo, Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim, And Jochen Teizer.

    PART 1 :Drivers of the business case for healthier and safer construction

    Chapter 2: Delivering a health supportive environment: A key role and responsibility for the construction industry.
    Susan Thompson and Jenifer Kent

     Chapter 3: Drivers of Continuous Mental Health and Wellbeing Improvement of Manual And Trade Workers in the Construction Industry: A Social Ecological Model
    Abid Hasan, Aakash Mishra, and Imriyas Kamardeen

     Chapter 4: A Continuous Improvement Model Construction Workers Mental Health.
    Seng Hansen

    PART 2 :Opportunities and drivers of digital technologies for improving health and safety

     Chapter 5: Wearable sensing devices for better monitoring of health, safety and wellbeing in construction
    Sizolwakhe Mtetwa, Lesiba Mollo and Fidelis Emuze

     Chapter 6: Exploring the Role of Building Information Modeling in Prevention Through Design Pratices: The findings in Malaysia’s construction industry
     Assrul Reedza Zulkifli, Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim, and Sheila Belayutham

     Chapter 7: Employing BIM to Improve Construction Safety
     Xingyan Chen, Shang Zhang, and Riza Yosia Sunindijo

    Chapter 8: Drivers of immersive technologies in construction health and safety education and training
     Nnedinma Umeokafor, Tariq Umar, Abimbola Windapo and Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim

    PART 3:Drivers of human factors for improving health and safety

     Chapter 9: How does safety value exchange in China modern megaprojects: A stakeholder Value Network Approach
    Shuang Dong, Yan Zhao, and Katrin Leifels

     Chapter 10: Analyzing the impact of resilient safety culture in construction projects using Interpretive Structural Modelling approach.
     Deepak Md

     Chapter 11: Personal characteristics influencing construction workers’ unsafe behaviour in the Nigerian construction industry.
     Oladimeji Olubimbola, Oluwaseun Oluwatosin Afuye, Omotayo Olugbenga Aina, Juliana Olawanle Adeosun and Assed Naked Hadded.

     Chapter 12: Practical Strategies for Mitigating accidents in Construction Industry: A Case Study the South African
    Abimbola Windapo and Nnedinma Umeokafor

    Chapter 13: Protocol For Evaluation of Flexible Horizontal Lifelines Systems in Building Construction
     Marcelo Fabianoa Nonnenmacher Leticiaa, Raul Tavora, Saurin, Tarcisio Abreub, Costella,

    PART 4 : Drivers of safer design and procurement

    Chapter 14: Navigating Safety by Design Education A framework of diffusion and Implementation Barriers
    Nnedinma Umeokafor, Abimbola Windapo, Tariq Umar, and Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim.

     Chapter 15: A cost-benefit analysis of construction implementation in developing countries
    Shamraiza Khan, Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem, Ramsha Akram, Fahim Ullah, Abdur Rehman Nasir and Oluwole Olatunji

     PART 5 :Drivers of better health and wellbeing for construction

    Chapter 16: Designing for Construction Health, Safety and Wellbeing: A South Africa African Perspective
    John Julian Smallwood

    Chapter 17: Work-life conflict experienced by South African construction Professionals.
     Rita Peihua Zhang, Paul Bowen, and Peter Edwards

    Chapter 18: Job Stressors and Coping Strategies of Construction Engineering Consultants
    Shang Zhang, Riza Yosia Sunindijo, Chenlu Sun
    Chapter 19: Stress Management in Construction: A driver of construction, health, safety wellbeing improvement
      Lekan Amusan, Gold Essien Enang, and Clinton Aigbavboa

     PART 6 : Opportunities for driving equality and inclusivity for safer construction

    Chapter 20: Understanding young construction workers’ perceptions and stakeholder preferences to promote their health and well-being
     Samuel Frimpong; Abena Bemah Antwi, Riza Yosia Sunindijo, Cynthia Changxin Wang, Ethel Seiwaa Boateng, and Aba Essanowa Afful

     Chapter 21: Promoting and protecting the positive mental health of young construction workers.
    Samuel Frimponga, Riza Yosia Sunindijoa, Cynthia Changxin Wanga, Elijah Frimpong Boadua, Ayirebi Dansohb, and Aba Essanowa Afful

     Chapter 22: Understanding the principle and safety implications of Neurodiversity in design of construction professional workplaces.
    Emil E. Jonescu, Oluwole Olatunji, Talia Uylaki, and Sonja Duric





    Chapter 23: Lessons Learnt and Way Forward: Over to You

                   Nnedinma Umeokafor, Fidelis Emuze, Riza Sunindijo, Tariq Umar, Abimbola Windapo, Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim, And Jochen Teizer.



    Nnedinma Umeokafor, PhD, FHEA, FAPM, MCIOB, is a Chartered Construction Manager, an Executive Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and Programme Director and Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, London UK. While Health Safety and Wellbeing is Dr Umeokafor's main area of research, other areas are not limited to regulation and compliance; construction and project management; equality, diversity and inclusion; and higher education research.

    Fidelis A. Emuze, PhD, is a Professor and Head of the Department of Built Environment at the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), South Africa. Lean construction, health, safety, and sustainability constitute the primary research interest of Dr Emuze, who is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C rated researcher that has published over 250 research outputs and received over 25 awards and recognitions.

    Jochen Teizer, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) where his research seeks injury-free, lean, and green construction work environments. He earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and a Dipl.-Ing. from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2002. Prof. Teizer is the Director of the Construction Automation and Information Technologies Laboratory at DTU and Vice-President of Industry Membership and Outreach for the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC).

    Abimbola Windapo, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, with more than 34 years of experience in practice, teaching, and research in the construction industry and projects. She has held various teaching and administrative positions at the University of Cape Town and the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and gained professional experience as a construction professional at Bouygues Nigeria Ltd and in private consulting.

    Riza Yosia Sunindijo, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Built Environment, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Master of Engineering in Construction Management from Petra Christian University, Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Infrastructure Management from Asian Institute of Technology, and PhD from UNSW.

    Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim, PhD, P. Tech, is a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, where he is currently the Head of School. He holds a PhD Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Tariq Umar PhD, EUR ING, completed his Ph.D. degree in construction management from London South Bank University and registered as a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng) with Engineering Council UK. He has more than 18 years of international experience involving different positions in industry and academia. He is an approved mentor of the Institution of Civil Engineers and helping graduate engineers to become professionally qualified engineers.