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Visualizing safety assessment by integrating the use of game technology

Li, Heng, Chan, Greg, & Skitmore, Martin (2012) Visualizing safety assessment by integrating the use of game technology. Automation in Construction, 22(March), pp. 498-505.

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Abstract

Construction is undoubtedly the most dangerous industry in Hong Kong, being responsible for 76 percent of all fatal accidents in industry in the region – around twenty times more than any other industry.

In this paper, it is argued that while this rate can be largely reduced by improved production practices in isolation from the project’s physical design, there is some scope for the design team to contribute to site safety. A new safety assessment method, the Virtual Safety Assessment System (VSAS), is described which offers assistance. This involves individual construction workers being presented with 3D virtual risky scenarios of their project and a range of possible actions for selection. The method provides an analysis of results, including an assessment of the correctness or otherwise of the user’s selections, contributing to an iterative process of retraining and testing until a satisfactory level of knowledge and skill is achieved.

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ID Code: 49695
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Construction industry, Safety, Assessment, 4D simulation, Virtual Reality, Production
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.11.009
ISSN: 0926-5805
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Automation in Construction>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Automation in Construction, [VOL 22, (March 2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.11.009
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2013 03:49

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