Ipd and safety management: A productive combination

Steve Rowlinson*

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This chapter discusses in nature, being a thought-provoking reflection on health, safety and well-being perspective (OHSW) practice in light of potential improvements that may be developed though integrated project delivery (IPD). It focuses upon the relationship between OHSW in an industry consisting of a multicultural and ageing workforce. It is cross-disciplinary in perspective, covering the domains of social and cultural research, public health, organisational behaviour and governance in the challenging and high-risk environment of construction: truly integrated project delivery. The construction industry is characterised by a blame culture, complacency, and an abrogation of responsibility for ill-thought out policies, procedures and initiatives; all amplified due to the fragmentation of providers across the supply chain. A blind eye has been turned to the issue of language barriers and the consequences of cultural issues. The United Kingdom (UK) Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations have been in place for more than a decade but the philosophy behind them was not related directly to IPD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
EditorsDerek H. T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351735117, 9781315185774
ISBN (Print)9781138736689
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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