Building Design and Construction Hazards

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2005 - Law - 599 pages
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The role of the engineer either as a designer or construction manager generally provides the best opportunity to identify the hazards that cause injury or damage. Part of this task includes ensuring for design features and modifications that will minimize hazardous conditions during construction and life of the structure. Identifying the hazards that most commonly endanger the users during the life cycle of the building facility is the primary objective of this book. This objective is accomplished by instructing the engineer how to sidestep these hazards at the time of design and construction. This book delves into the cause of many hazards common to construction, including fire, maintenance, mold, structural failure, and operational conditions and details ways to minimize or avoid these conditions, reducing the possibility of injury and damage. Comprehensively organized from the “ground up”, this book covers all phases of any major building project. Part One addresses the concepts of hazard, liability, and ways system safety engineering works to overcome human error. Part Two covers possible hazards encountered in both interior and exterior construction plans and offers ways to eliminate them before any construction begins. Part Three covers safe construction techniques to minimize unavoidable hazards, while Part Four extends into the post-construction life of the building and outlines optimal safe practices for the user/occupant.
 

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This text might be a good reference for people seeking expert advice and guidance in asserting or challenging liability in personal injury cases like trips & falls -- sure hope it helps in my own case ;-)

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About the author (2005)

About the author David V. MacCollum is a past president of the American Society of Safety Engineers and was a member of the first U.S. Secretary of Labor's Construction Safety Advisory Committee [1969-1972]. He has specialized in safety research and technical assistance on high-risk hazards to enterprise, insurance companies, universities, trade associations, attorneys, and government for over twenty years and was involved in the development of rollover protections and other safeguards and innovative construction methods and procedures. Mr. MacCollum holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Safety Professional.

RICHARD T. HUGHES is Distinguished Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. He has published many books, including Models for Christian Higher Education, Proclaim Peace, Reviving the Ancient Faith, The Primitive Church in the Modern World, and The American Quest for the Primitive Church, among other titles, and his numerous articles have appeared in various scholarly journals.

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