Evidence-based safety management in building refurbishment

Zhen Chen, Saikat Maiti, Andrew Agapiou

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In response to the long-term need for building asset management, this paper puts forward a new evidence-based safety analysis (ESA) approach to safety management in building refurbishment to prompt the use of evidence-based learning in practice and research in the subject field. This paper initiates a conceptual ESA framework to support the use of evidence-based method in practice-oriented research into safety management for building refurbishment. The ESA approach aims to find an innovative way to facilitate the collection of data and information from accumulated professional knowledge about accidents and failures as well as good practices and innovations, to derive useful lessons to inform improved practice in safety management in building refurbishment. Through the use of such a theoretical framework, this paper demonstrates through a case study how ESA can effectively support learning lessons from previous building refurbishment projects. It is expected that this paper can make a good contribution to the body of knowledge by providing the new ESA approach and a practice-oriented experimental case study on the use of ESA approach to safety management in building refurbishment so as to inform future practice and research at strategic and tactic level.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
EventARCOM and BEAM Centre Early Career Researcher and Doctoral Workshop on Building Asset Management - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jan 201720 Jan 2017


WorkshopARCOM and BEAM Centre Early Career Researcher and Doctoral Workshop on Building Asset Management
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • building asset management
  • evidence-based safety analysis
  • safety management
  • refurbishment
  • evidence-based learning
  • buildings


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