Agent-based model for simulating construction safety climate in a market environment

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dc.contributor.author Awwad, Rita
dc.contributor.author Abi Shdid, Caesar
dc.contributor.author Tayeh, Ralph
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-22T12:48:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-22T12:48:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0887-3801 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5265
dc.description.abstract A strong construction safety climate is sought after by governments, owners, and insurance providers. When making safety policy changes, legislative bodies and construction stakeholders alike try to successfully predict the impact such reformative actions will have on emergent safety patterns. Identifying optimal strategies for improving the market’s safety climate is a difficult task to achieve given the complex interactions between the various parties involved. An agent-based model is developed and presented in this case study that mimics the interactions among project stakeholders at the market level within the context of construction safety during both bidding and construction phases. In addition to incorporating various behavioral patterns and financial attributes of contractors and owners, the model makes use of insurance premium models and government fines to simulate safety climate patterns at the project and market levels. The model is shown to be capable of realistically depicting emerging safety patterns in a given environment when reformative actions are initiated by various stakeholders. The model is promising as a tool for policy makers to identify optimal strategies for improving the market safety climate. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Agent-based model for simulating construction safety climate in a market environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199906210 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199431340 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.keywords Agent-based modeling en_US
dc.keywords Construction safety en_US
dc.keywords Contractor behavior en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000612#sthash.Jkk03L0H.dpuf en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Awwad, R., Shdid, C. A., & Tayeh, R. (2016). Agent-based model for simulating construction safety climate in a market environment. Journal of computing in civil engineering, 31(1), 05016003. en_US
dc.author.email rita.awwad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email caesar.abishdid@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000612 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7114-4795
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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