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dc.contributor.authorRubio Romero, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.authorSuárez Cebador, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorAbad Puente, Jesús
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.identifier.citationRubio, J.; Suárez, M.; Abad, J. Modeling injury rates as a function of industrialized versus on-site construction techniques. "Accident analysis and prevention", Maig 2014, vol. 66, p. 8-14.
dc.description.abstractIt is often predicted that the industrialization of building activities will lead to a reduction of accident rates in the construction sector, particularly as a result of switching activities from building sites to factories. However, to date no scientific research has provided objective quantitative results to back up this claim. The aim of this paper is to evaluate how industrialization affects the accident rate in different industrialized building systems in Spain. Our results revealed that the industrialized steel modular system presents the lowest accident rate, while the highest accident rate was recorded in the construction method with cast-in-place concrete. The lightweight construction system also presents a high accident rate. Accordingly, industrialized building systems cannot claim to be safer than traditional ones. The different types of “on-site work” seem to be the main variable which would explain the accident rates recorded in industrialized construction systems.
dc.format.extent7 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Seguretat industrial::Prevenció de riscos laborals
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial safety
dc.subject.otherIndustrialized building system
dc.subject.otherOccupational accident rate
dc.titleModeling injury rates as a function of industrialized versus on-site construction techniques
dc.subject.lemacSeguretat en el treball
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. AS3 - Estadística Aplicada i Ciències Socials
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorRubio, J.; Suárez, M.; Abad, J.
local.citation.publicationNameAccident analysis and prevention

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