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The potential of construction robotics to reduce airborne virus transmission in the construction industry in the UK and China (2024)
Journal Article
Li, L., Yuan, P., Tang, Y., Cooper, G., Thurlbeck, S., Cheung, C. M., …Weightman, A. (2024). The potential of construction robotics to reduce airborne virus transmission in the construction industry in the UK and China. Heliyon, 10(9), Article e29697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e29697

This paper aims to identify construction robotics' potential to reduce airborne virus transmission, review factors limiting the technology's adoption and highlight how similar barriers have been addressed in other industries. Construction robotics we... Read More about The potential of construction robotics to reduce airborne virus transmission in the construction industry in the UK and China.

The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being (2023)
Book Chapter
Manu, P., Gao, S., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Francis, V., & Sawhney, A. (2023). The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. D. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (1-14). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-1

Globally, the construction sector accounts for more than100,000 occupational fatalities annually. There is an urgent need to improve the poor occupational safety, health and well-being (OSHW) outlook of the construction sector. The advent of the four... Read More about The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being.

Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach (2023)
Book Chapter
Collinge, W. H., Osorio-Sandoval, C. A., Manu, P., & Cheung, C. (2023). Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. Jorge Silva Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (42-51). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-5

The design and development of Industry 4.0 applications requires focused research work and close collaboration with the industry. Such an approach requires a balance between technical work and social interactions with industry partners: a social cons... Read More about Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach.

Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction (2023)
Book Chapter
Perera, S., Paton-Cole, V., Gao, S., Francis, V., Urhal, P., Manu, P., …Babalola, A. (2023). Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (154-168). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-15

Reducing occupational safety and health (OSH) incidents has been an area of significant importance to the construction industry. The industry remains one of the most dangerous, with significant occupational fatalities and injuries. Artificial intelli... Read More about Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction.

Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features using sequential exploratory mixed methods design (2023)
Book Chapter
Manu, P. (2024). Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features using sequential exploratory mixed methods design. In J. Akotia, B. Osita Awuzie, & C. Egbu (Eds.), Mixed Methods Research Design for the Built Environment (160-171). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003204046-12

Accidents are commonplace on construction sites. Over the years, improvement efforts have included studies aimed at identifying the causal factors in construction accidents in order that appropriate mitigation measures can be implemented. This chapte... Read More about Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features using sequential exploratory mixed methods design.

An interactive agent-based modelling framework for assessing COVID-19 transmission risk on construction site (2023)
Journal Article
Qiao, Q., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Manu, P., Cao, R., & Yuan, Z. (2023). An interactive agent-based modelling framework for assessing COVID-19 transmission risk on construction site. Safety Science, 168, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2023.106312

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the world and society in its entirety. The labour-intensive construction industry is especially disrupted by COVID-19 and construction workers have a higher chance of exposure to COVID-19. Despite the extensivene... Read More about An interactive agent-based modelling framework for assessing COVID-19 transmission risk on construction site.

Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era (2023)
Book
Manu, P., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Emuze, F., Abreu Saurin, T., & Hadikusumo, B. H. (Eds.). (2024). Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003278368

This edited book presents a significant and timely contribution to our understanding of a broad range of issues pertaining to COVID-19 and its relationship to occupational safety, health and well-being (OSHW) in the global construction industry. The... Read More about Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era.

COVID-19 and the Ghanaian construction industry (2023)
Book Chapter
Agyekum, K., Adinyira, E., Odame Adade-Boateng, A., Manu, P., & Maame Afriyie Kumah, V. (2024). COVID-19 and the Ghanaian construction industry. In P. Manu, C. Cheung, A. Yunusa-Kaltungo, F. Emuze, T. Abreu Saurin, & B. Hadikusumo (Eds.), Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003278368-16/

This chapter examines the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry in Ghana and the measures put in place to control the spread of the virus. The views of 223 construction industry personnel, made up of Directors, Health a... Read More about COVID-19 and the Ghanaian construction industry.

The transmission of COVID-19 in construction: A systematic review of findings from statistical and modelling techniques (2023)
Book Chapter
Cao, R., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Manu, P., Liu, C., & Qiao, Q. (2024). The transmission of COVID-19 in construction: A systematic review of findings from statistical and modelling techniques. In P. Manu, C. Cheung, A. Yunusa-Kaltungo, F. Emuze, T. Abreu Saurin, & B. Hadikusumo (Eds.), Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era (15-27). Taylor and Francis: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003278368-3

The COVID-19 outbreak experienced in late 2019 continues to impact work patterns significantly. The construction sector has been severely affected because of the labour-intensiveness of typical construction sites. Recent studies, particularly in epid... Read More about The transmission of COVID-19 in construction: A systematic review of findings from statistical and modelling techniques.

Construction safety, health and well-being in the COVID-19 era: An introduction (2023)
Book Chapter
Manu, P., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Emuze, F., Abreu Saurin, T., Hadikusumo, B., & Reza Mohandes, S. (2024). Construction safety, health and well-being in the COVID-19 era: An introduction. In P. Manu, C. Cheung, A. Yunusa-Kaltungo, F. Emuze, & B. Hadikusumo (Eds.), Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era (1-11). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003278368-1

Globally, the construction sector is notorious for its enormous contribution to the occurrence of occupational accidents, injuries, and illnesses. The poor outlook of occupational safety, health, and well-being (OSHW) of the construction workforce se... Read More about Construction safety, health and well-being in the COVID-19 era: An introduction.

Development of a framework integrating agent-based modelling, building information modelling and immersive technologies for construction training and education (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Babalola, A., Cheung, C., Manu, P., & Yunusa-Kaltungo, A. (2023). Development of a framework integrating agent-based modelling, building information modelling and immersive technologies for construction training and education. In CIBW099W123: Digital Transformation of Health and Safety in Construction: Book of Proceedings (471-480). https://doi.org/10.24840/978-972-752-309-2

Effective construction management plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful execution and completion of construction projects. However, the construction industry continues to face numerous challenges, such as time delays and cost overruns, whic... Read More about Development of a framework integrating agent-based modelling, building information modelling and immersive technologies for construction training and education.

An inquiry into the health and safety management practices of construction firms in South Korea (2023)
Journal Article
Park, T., Mahamadu, A. M., Agyekum, K., Adade-Boateng, A., Manu, P., Adinyira, E., & Adukpo, S. (in press). An inquiry into the health and safety management practices of construction firms in South Korea. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-02-2023-0050

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management practices of construction companies in South Korea to ascertain specific components and practices that need improvement for successful OSH performance. Design... Read More about An inquiry into the health and safety management practices of construction firms in South Korea.

Applications of immersive technologies for occupational safety and health training and education: A systematic review (2023)
Journal Article
Babalola, A., Manu, P., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., & Bartolo, P. (2023). Applications of immersive technologies for occupational safety and health training and education: A systematic review. Safety Science, 166, Article 106214

Immersive technologies (ImTs) have emerged as a viable pathway to address poor occupational safety and health (OSH) performance through training and education of workers. This study aimed to gain a holistic view of the applications of ImTs for OSH tr... Read More about Applications of immersive technologies for occupational safety and health training and education: A systematic review.

A systematic review of Internet of Things applications in construction occupational safety and health management (2023)
Book Chapter
Babalola, A., Urhal, P., Manu, P., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., …Paton-Cole, V. (2023). A systematic review of Internet of Things applications in construction occupational safety and health management. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (283-295). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-26

The construction industry has a poor reputation for being a high-risk industry due to its poor record of occupational injuries, illnesses, and deaths globally. In recent times, the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of a suite of Industry 4.0 technolog... Read More about A systematic review of Internet of Things applications in construction occupational safety and health management.

Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (2023)
Book
Manu, P., Gao, S., Bartolo, P. J. S., Francis, V., & Sawhney, A. (Eds.). (2023). Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796

This Handbook seeks to examine and advance current understanding of the confluence of construction health, safety and well-being and the broad range of Industry 4.0 technologies in use in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.... Read More about Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era.

Examining the perception of site workers of their risk-taking behaviours on construction sites in Ghana (2023)
Journal Article
Danso, F. O., Agyekum, K., Manu, P., Adinyira, E., Ahadzie, D. K., & Badu, E. (in press). Examining the perception of site workers of their risk-taking behaviours on construction sites in Ghana. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-02-2022-0113

Purpose: Although many health and safety (H&S) studies have widely examined safety risk perception in the construction industry, few studies have explored how this perception influences site workers' risk-taking behaviours during construction. This s... Read More about Examining the perception of site workers of their risk-taking behaviours on construction sites in Ghana.

A systematic review of the application of immersive technologies for safety and health management in the construction sector (2023)
Journal Article
Babalola, A., Manu, P., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., & Bartolo, P. (2023). A systematic review of the application of immersive technologies for safety and health management in the construction sector. Journal of Safety Research, 85, 66-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2023.01.007

Introduction: The construction industry employs about 7% of global manpower and contributes about 6% to the global economy. However, statistics have depicted that the construction industry contributes significantly to workplace fatalities and injurie... Read More about A systematic review of the application of immersive technologies for safety and health management in the construction sector.

Applications of immersive technologies for occupational safety and health management in the construction industry: A systematic review (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Babalola, A., Manu, P., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Gao, S., & Perera, S. (2022). Applications of immersive technologies for occupational safety and health management in the construction industry: A systematic review.

The construction industry contributes significantly to workplace fatalities and injuries despite multiple interventions implemented by governments and construction companies. Recently, immersive technologies as part of a suite of industry 4.0 technol... Read More about Applications of immersive technologies for occupational safety and health management in the construction industry: A systematic review.

Implementing safety leading indicators in construction: Toward a proactive approach to safety management (2022)
Journal Article
Xu, J., Cheung, C., Manu, P., Ejohwomu, O., & Too, J. (2023). Implementing safety leading indicators in construction: Toward a proactive approach to safety management. Safety Science, 157, Article 105929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2022.105929

Safety leading indicators have been investigated as a proactive management approach to managing construction safety. However, there is a lack of insight into the implementation of safety leading indicators in construction projects and organizations.... Read More about Implementing safety leading indicators in construction: Toward a proactive approach to safety management.

BIM-based construction safety risk library (2022)
Journal Article
Collinge, W., Farghaly, K., Hadi Mosleh, M., Manu, P., Cheung, C., & Osorio Sandoval, C. (2022). BIM-based construction safety risk library. Automation in Construction, 141, Article 104391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104391

This paper presents a digital tool and Safety Risk library to assist designers in their health and safety work in BIM digital environments. Addressing an industry need for improved knowledge sharing and collaboration, the BIM Safety Risk library tool... Read More about BIM-based construction safety risk library.