VP-based safety management in large-scale construction projects: A conceptual framework

H. L. Guo, Heng Li, Vera Li

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Construction safety is a serious problem in the construction industry worldwide, especially in large-scale construction projects. In order to improve the safety management performance, through the identification of the key factors that cause accidents, this research develops a conceptual framework of adopting virtual prototyping (VP) technology to aid in construction safety management. It consists of three components: modelling and simulation, the identification of unsafe factors, and safety training. A real-life case study is presented to demonstrate how to implement the VP-based safety management platform and evaluate its feasibility and validity. It is shown that the VP-based safety management platform can effectively aid in safety management and improve the safety performance of construction projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-24
Number of pages9
JournalAutomation in Construction
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Large-scale construction projects
  • Safety management
  • Safety performance
  • The construction industry
  • Virtual prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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