Error begat error: Design error analysis and prevention in social infrastructure projects

Love, P.E.D. and Lopez, R. and Edwards, D.J. and Goh, Y.M. (2012) Error begat error: Design error analysis and prevention in social infrastructure projects. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 48. pp. 100-110. ISSN 00014575 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Design errors contribute significantly to cost and schedule growth in social infrastructure projects and to engineering failures, which can result in accidents and loss of life. Despite considerable research that has addressed their error causation in construction projects they still remain prevalent. This paper identifies the underlying conditions that contribute to design errors in social infrastructure projects (e.g. hospitals, education, law and order type buildings). A systemic model of error causation is propagated and subsequently used to develop a learning framework for design error prevention. The research suggests that a multitude of strategies should be adopted in congruence to prevent design errors from occurring and so ensure that safety and project performance are ameliorated. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Causal influence, Contract documents, Design error, Social infrastructure, Causal influence, Construction projects, Contract document, Cost and schedule, Design errors, Engineering failures, Learning frameworks, Loss of life, Order types, Project performance, Social infrastructure, Social infrastructure projects, Construction industry, Cost engineering, Error analysis, Design, accident prevention, article, Australia, building industry, construction work and architectural phenomena, hospital design, interview, methodology, quality control, school, standard, theoretical model, Accident Prevention, Australia, Construction Industry, Facility Design and Construction, Hospital Design and Construction, Interviews as Topic, Models, Theoretical, Quality Control, Schools
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K200 Building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 14:29
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 14:29
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2249

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