Title

Safety in a Designer's Hands

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Although contractors face safety issues every day, engineers and architects have traditionally not addressed construction site safety in project designs. But there are design practices that can improve safety, including producing a schedule that minimizes the need for nighttime and overtime work, setting up sites so that construction in different areas can proceed simultaneously, locating underground utilities and other features to be avoided before construction starts, and orienting the project or grading the site to minimize the amount of work done on steep slopes, among many other practices.

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Structural Engineering

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