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Title: COST AND BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF VERTICAL SYSTEM FORMWORK AND PRECAST METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION
Authors: LING, SIEW RU
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Goh Yang Miang
2018/2019 PFM
Issue Date: 12-Jun-2019
Citation: LING, SIEW RU (2019-06-12). COST AND BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF VERTICAL SYSTEM FORMWORK AND PRECAST METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Globally, the construction industry remains as the top contributor for fatal workplace accidents with the accident type, falling from height accounting for the largest percentage among all other fatal accidents. The reinforced concrete work using the conventional cast-in-situ formwork method of construction is known to be one of the main types of activity contributing to falls from height. Hence, this paper aims to examine the costs and benefits of the modern system formwork and precast method of construction in close relation to the reduction in accident associated with falling from height. Furthermore, the paper also aims to understand how the industry practitioners select construction method so as to propose interventions to encourage safer construction. The findings from literature and data collection through interviews have shown that the three most commonly adopted method of construction that replaces conventional cast-in-situ formwork in Singapore are: jump form system, auto-climbing formwork system and precast method. They are all able to reduce the risk of workers falling from height with their in-built safety features and safe operating procedures. The precast method is regarded as the safest method of construction followed by auto-climbing formwork system and then the jump forms system. The findings gathered from both the interview and survey have shown that the participants’ organisations are generally equipped with good safety culture and high awareness on the importance of safety. Hence, it is believed that the built industry will gradually become a safer place to work in with the constant improvement in cultivating better safety culture among organisations in the industry. Therefore, there is no urgent need to implement any safety interventions as of now.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219761
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