A conceptual framework for assessing climate-related heat effects on craft time utilization in the construction industry

Jie Gong, Chris Gordon, Marcelo Azambuja

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Abstract

The nature of construction jobs often exposes construction workers to hot weather conditions. Incidence of extreme weather events is rising with climate-related changes observed globally and in the United States. Heat illness prevention strategies have unknown impacts on craft time utilization in the construction industry. A new approach, which relies on the integration of worker physiology models, sampling methods, thermal comfort theories, and meteorological knowledge, is employed in this research to develop a framework for assessing climate-related heat effects on craft time utilization. The findings of this research will provide great implications for increasing the productivity and sustainability of U.S. construction workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSDC 2011
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011
Pages352-359
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011 - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: Mar 23 2011Mar 25 2011

Publication series

NameICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period3/23/113/25/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Construction industry
  • Sustainable development

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