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Risk assessment of design components of building construction

Barrie, Alusine and Mohd. Rohani, Jafri and Kidam, Kamarizan and Ismail, Mohammad and Sarbini, Noor Nabilah and Kamarden, Hanafiah and Ali, Kherun Nita and Tajul Ariffin, Hamizah Liyana and Mohd., Norhazren Izatie and Mustaffa, Nur Emma and Abdullah, Samsiah and M. Fetri, Muhammad Syaiful Ahdat and Ramuseren, Ramuseren and Mat Ali, Nazruddin (2020) Risk assessment of design components of building construction. In: 2019 Sustainable and Integrated Engineering International Conference, SIE 2019, 8 December 2019 - 9 December 2019, Putrajaya, Malaysia.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/884/1/012046


Lack of designer's knowledge of construction safety risks and HSE personnel's knowledge of structural designs and means and methods of construction have been highlighted as significant barriers to the implementation of design for construction safety. These barriers often result in poor collaboration among designers and HSE personnel in addressing safety issues that lead to accidents and frequent work stoppages. This study explored the ability of HSE officers, engineers and superintendents to recognize and assess risk associated with constructing structural components of a building (foundation, columns, walls, beams and roofs). The objective was to determine how consensus is risk perceived among the three groups of field personnel. The paper used a quantitative methodology that evaluates safety risks related to performing construction activities to supports designers to carry out construction designs using a risk assessment-based approach. The methodology compares cumulative risks of five designs and ranks the severity level of each design. The methodology also compares risk perception among HSE personnel, engineers and superintendent. Using this method of risk assessment will identify significant risks during design stage and highlight them in advance. Thus, a range of risk elimination or mitigation measures will be implemented before and during construction. The study was done with a survey questionnaire, and 40 construction field personnel (12 HSE, 14 superintendents and 12 engineers) were asked to evaluate risk's level of severity and time of exposure for each activity. Data collected were analysed with SPSS Statistics using descriptive statistics, general linear models (Multivariate) and Bivariate correlations (Pearson and Spearman). The results of the analysis showed that roof construction was perceived to have the highest risk followed by beam, foundation, wall and column. The differences in risk perceptions among the respondents were found to be non-significant statistically.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:risk assessment, construction, designers, structural components
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:93745
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:31 Dec 2021 08:48
Last Modified:31 Dec 2021 08:48

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