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ABSTRACTErgonomics deals with the study of internal and external stresses acting on the human body. Use of ergonomic principles reduces fatigue experienced by the human body in various tasks. This study is related to various tasks on building construction. Most of the injuries, stresses and strains occur due to over-exertion and repetitive work actions. The aim of this study is to assess and understand the level of ergonomics in various tasks in the construction industry. Another aim of the stud...
ABSTRACTAn extensive range of literature reporting research into technical practices by highway agencies in the developed world abound, several of which have spotlighted shortcomings in the practices of the highway agencies. However, a discernible gap in the literature is evident in the paucity of studies which have similarly spotlighted practices in the developing world. This is despite difficulties experienced by ex-colonial countries in tropical areas, in designing roads suitable for their te...
#1Fani AntoniouH-Index: 3
#2Georgios N. Aretoulis (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 4
ABSTRACTThe choice of method of contractor compensation is a complex decision that should be taken by awarding authorities (AAs) based on a systematic and scientific examination of alternative options instead of the decision-maker's knowledge, experience and intuition. Little research work has been carried out that applies multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods for the choice of contract type in the construction industry. This paper contributes to this area in research by presenting a com...
#1Vivian Wing Yan Tam (SZU: Shenzhen University)H-Index: 43
#2Jane J. L. Hao (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)H-Index: 1
ABSTRACTAn adaptive reuse is distinct from other projects as it redevelops existing buildings. It is often described as a process by which structurally-sound-old-buildings are developed as economically viable. Our society is very dynamic and goes through a lot of changes to keep up the built environment changing requirements. This results in a high amount of existing old and abandoned buildings which represent a substantial resource in Toronto's city. Adaptive reuse is a variety of repairing or ...
AbstractHighway networks are a major infrastructure system, most crucially major bridges and motorways. Proper handling of highway networks plays a significant role in enhancing the functionality o...
#1Neema Kavishe (Ardhi University)H-Index: 2
#2Nicholas Chileshe (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 16
AbstractThe supply of adequate houses is still a big challenge in many developing countries, particularly in Africa, where the population and urbanization rate is continuously growing. Increasingly...
#1Ronolan Govender (Swinburne University of Technology)
#2George Saba (Swinburne University of Technology)
Last.Jae-Jun Kim (Hanyang University)H-Index: 9
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AbstractThis paper appraises and measures the effect of an existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) re-education program designed by the C Educational Institute in Korea. BIM is a relatively re...
#1Oluwabukunmi Ayopo Ogunsanya (UJ: University of Johannesburg)
#2Clinton Aigbavboa (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 5
Last.David J. Edwards (BCU: Birmingham City University)H-Index: 27
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AbstractResearch into the application of sustainable procurement in construction projects is nascent with the few prominent studies carried out in the developed nations. Of particular interest is h...
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