Li, R Y M and Poon, S W (2013) Construction Safety. Dordrecht: Springer

Construction Safety. By Rita Yi Man Li and Sun Wah Poon, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013. 171 pp, ISBN 978-3-642-35045-0, £90.00 (hb)

Publisher’s description: Provides an international perspective on construction safety measures in various places, e.g. New Zealand, US and Australia. Book contains case studies and interviews which provide a practical knowledge on construction safety. Illustrates a unique case study on implementation of KYT (which was originated from Japan) in Hong Kong construction site. A close-to-ideal blend of suburb and city, speedy construction of towers of Babylon, the sparkling proportion of glass and steel buildings’ facade at night showcase the wisdom of humans. They also witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. Unfortunately, these signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of construction accidents. Fretting about these on sites, different countries adopt different measures on sites. This book firstly sketches the construction accidents on sites, followed by a review on safety measures in some of the developing countries such as Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; as well as developed countries, for example, the United States, France and Singapore. It also highlights the enormous compensation costs with the courts’ experiences in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

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About Will

Professor of Construction Management and Economics, University of Reading, UK. Editor-in-Chief, Construction Management and Economics (1992-2016). Programme Director, MSc Construction Management. School Director of Postgraduate Teaching Programmes.
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