Measures Against Errors in the Building Process

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20386705
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TypeTechnical Report
ISSN0077-5606
Physical description214 p.
Subjectbuilding failures; causes of failures; human beings; safety measures; safety engineering
AbstractThe predominant cause of structural damage is human error. A systematic procedure against human error must therefore be included in an overall safety concept for structures, (that is, for the life of structures from design to utilization), and must without doubt occupy a distinct place in the field of structural engineering. This report, which is divided into 5 parts, deals with this problem by identifying the individual sources of human error, and describes possible countermeasures. The question of which particular countermeasure would be most effective in a given situation is not explored. The measures for error prevention described in this paper should be viewed primarily under the heading "Safety of Structures". Nevertheless, those dealt with in sections C, D, and E in particular, are quite generally applicable against errors in the field of structural engineering.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierNRC-TT-2067
NRC number415
NPARC number20386705
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Record identifier22b72492-4e04-4708-a312-3a51e7711e14
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-05-23
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