Concrete construction safety: Investigating (Western) Australian formwork practice
|dc.identifier.citation||Whyte, A. and Brandis, P. 2011. Concrete construction safety: Investigating (Western) Australian formwork practice, in COBRA 2011, Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Property Conference, Sep 12-13 2011, pp. 897-904. Manchester, UK: CIB.|
Preventing accidents from occurring is a primary concern for the Australian construction industry. One area where incidents have occurred, at a more than acceptable rate, is in the use of formwork; recent formwork failures in Australia illustrate these are just as significant as a permanent structure failure. Whilst most formwork failures are found to concern differing inadequacies in practice, the occurrence of formwork failures may be prevented by targeting reform at their root cause; this paper presents the findings of detailed investigations examining the guidance and legislation governing formwork practice in Australia. An analysis of documentation governing Australian formwork practice, alongside industry perceptions provide a rounded and extensive view of the current situation. Findings highlight the limitations of using a legislative-based model of control, and also express the importance of formwork design education and training.
|dc.title||Concrete construction safety: Investigating (Western) Australian formwork practice|
|dcterms.source.title||COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference|
|dcterms.source.series||COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference|
|curtin.department||Department of Civil Engineering|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|