The development of a web-based knowledge-based tool to deliver occupational health and safety decision support to building/construction designers

Summary

When statutory responsibilities requiring construction design professionals to consider occupational health and safety in their design decision-making were implemented in Australia, many designers were unsure how to comply. This research developed a prototype tool to capture and represent detailed technical information about a design and reproduce this in such a way that design professionals could quickly assess the health and safety risk associated with their decisions.

A prototype knowledge-based system was developed and evaluated. The ToolSHeDTM system was trialled and favourably received by construction design professionals who felt it could help them to better meet design for health and safety requirements.

Team

  • Nick Blismas
  • Helen Lingard
  • Andrew Stranieri 
  • Tracy-Lee Cooke

Partners

  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts under the Information Technology Online Program (ITOL)
  • Crozier Scott & Associates (Architects)
  • JustSys

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.