A system dynamics view of safety management in small construction companies

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dc.contributor.author Guo, BHW en
dc.contributor.author Yiu, Tak Wing en
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez-Moret, Vicente en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-25T04:51:25Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-04T23:55:12Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, 2015, 5 (4), pp. 1 - 6 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36674 en
dc.description.abstract Due to unique characteristics of small construction companies, safety management is comprised of complex problems. This paper aims to better understand the complexity and dynamics of safety management in small construction companies. A system dynamics (SD) model was built in order to capture the causal interdependencies between factors at different system levels (regulation, organization, technical and individual) and their effects on safety outcomes. Various tests were conducted to build confidence in the model’s usefulness to understand safety problems facing small companies from a system dynamics view. A number of policies were analyzed by changing the value of parameters. The value of a system dynamics approach to safety management in small construction companies is its ability to address joint effects of multiple safety risk factors on safety performance with a systems thinking perspective. By taking into account feedback loops and non-linear relationships, such a system dynamics model provides insights into the complex causes of relatively poor safety performance of small construction companies and improvement strategies. en
dc.publisher Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management en
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29585 en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/29585 en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title A system dynamics view of safety management in small construction companies en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.6106/JCEPM.2015.5.4.001 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM) en
pubs.end-page 6 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 534298 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 2233-9582 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-08-06 en


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