New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Prevention through Design (PtD) is an innovative safety management technique in which design professionals explicitly consider the safety of construction and maintenance workers during the design process. PtD (also called Design for Construction Safety) is a direct application of a safety management framework called the Hierarchy of Control and of the principle that the ability to influence the achievement of a project goal diminishes over the design and construction cycle. PtD has been required in Europe for over two decades but adoption in the U.S. has been slow. This paper provides overviews of the PtD concept and process and identifies the challenges to the diffusion of PtD, peer-reviewed educational resources on PtD, and ways that PtD could be added to individual civil engineering courses. It is suggested that PtD provides a compelling context to teach related topics, including engineering ethics, social sustainability, integrated design and construction, life cycle safety, and comparative public policy.
Toole, T. M. (2016, June), The Need for Prevention through Design in Civil Engineering Curricula Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26990
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