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Paper lc3-2017-037:
On-Site Mobile Application for Enhanced Safety and Quality

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Igal M. Shohet, Bhanu Tak, Massimiliano Luzi and Matty Revivi

On-Site Mobile Application for Enhanced Safety and Quality

Abstract: Two of the most important factors that site managers have to control during construction are safety and quality. We envisage that the emergence of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems could be of great use in effectively promoting safety and quality and exploiting the synergy between these two disciplines. The objectives of this research were to investigate the relationship between safety and quality using an on-site mobile application for communication, control and command of construction safety and quality. A system of key safety and quality performance indicators was compiled in order to evaluate the potential benefits. Safety and quality leading indicators were recorded prior and after intervention process using on-site mobile application. The results showed an improvement of 30% in Quality Indicator (Q.I), 20% in Safety Indicator 1 (S.I.1) and 42% in Safety Indicator 2 (S.I.2) and these differences were found to be statistically significant at the level of 0.99.

Keywords: Communication, Control, Mobile Technology, Quality, Safety

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0037

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