An agent-based framework for simulating contractors’ safety behavior

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dc.contributor.author Awwad, Rita
dc.contributor.author Abi Shdid, Caeser
dc.contributor.author Tayeh, Ralph
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-09T12:10:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-09T12:10:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5627
dc.description.abstract A contractor’s attitude towards construction safety, and the subsequently implemented safety program, are complex phenomena that are affected by a wide array of factors. These factors can range from government policy and insurance companies’ builder’s risk models on one end of the spectrum, to social and cultural factors on the other end. Predicting the safety behavior of contractors is a difficult task, even when government labor safety policies and builder’s risk insurance programs are well established. In regions where government safety legislation is non-existent, insurance companies lack the mechanisms to track the safety performance of contractors, and the cultural climate promotes safety negligence; predicting the safety behavior of contractors requires intricate and complex modeling of the entire environment in which these contractors operate and evolve. A conceptual framework for an agent-based model is presented that allows the analysis of how initiatives taken by different stakeholders in the construction environment can affect the safety behavior of contractors. The model is tested on a case study, and the behavior of various agents and their interactions are summarized. The resulting model is shown to be promising for use by decision makers to find optimal strategies aiming at improving the construction market’s safety performance - See more at: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784479827.267#sthash.Lse7L12g.dpuf en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ASCE en_US
dc.title An agent-based framework for simulating contractors’ safety behavior en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199906210 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199431340
dc.author.department Electrical And Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784479827.267#sthash.SWC1DJGF.dpuf en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tayeh, R., Awwad, R., & Shdid, C. A. An Agent-Based Framework for Simulating Contractors’ Safety Behavior. In Construction Research Congress 2016 (pp. 2679-2688). en_US
dc.author.email rita.awwad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email caesar.abishdid@lau.edu.lb
dc.conference.date May 31–June 2, 2016 en_US
dc.conference.pages 2679-2988 en_US
dc.conference.place San Juan, Puerto Rico en_US
dc.conference.title Construction Research Congress 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784479827.267 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7114-4795
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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