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1st Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being Conference

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Built Environment Conferences | Seminars | Workshops

Monday, June 3, 2019

8:00 AM

Protea Hotel by Marriott® Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

1st Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being Conference

Objectives

The 1st Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-Being (ARCOSH) conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners from developed, developing and underdeveloped nations to address fundamental construction safety, health, and well-being (SHW) issues. The broad objectives of the conference are to:

  • Provide a forum for multi-disciplinary interaction between academics, practitioners, and researchers;
  • Provide an internationally recognised, accredited conference;
  • Disseminate innovative and cutting-edge practices, and
  • Contribute to the construction SHW body of knowledge.

Documents about ARCOSH

  1. ARCOSH Introduction (PDF)
  2. ARCOSH Vision Statement (PDF)
  3. ARCOSH Application for Membership (MS Word)  

Conference themes

  1. Safe and healthy work as a positive social function
  2. Prevention through design
  3. Safety and health in developing countries
  4. Ethical and moral challenges / social and societal responsibility
  5. Zero harm vision
  6. Education, training, continuous improvement, and learning
  7. Workers’ conditions and quality of life
  8. Opportunities for creativity and innovation
  9. Social performance and construction safety and health
  10. Communicating safety and health
  11. Technology and safety and health
  12. Ergonomics and human factors
  13. Health and well being
  14. Older workers / Age-related issues
  15. People with disabilities
  16. Stress and work in construction
  17. Work-life-balance
  18. Worker engagement and empowerment

Conference Programme

Tentative programme (PDF), 21 May 2019

Call for Papers

2nd Call for Papers (PDF), 05 December 2018

Abstract and Papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts in English of not more than 200 words for peer review by the international scientific committee by not later than 30 November 2018. To produce a structured abstract that is written in a single paragraph format, please complete the following six fields relative to the paper: purpose; design; findings; value; research limitations, and practical implications. Each abstract should indicate the goal of the conference the proposed paper will address, and the name and full contact details of corresponding authors. Only authors with accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for peer review in line with the conference milestones.

Milestones

The conference deadlines are as follows:
Abstract (200 words maximum)30 November 2018
Notification of acceptance30 December 2018
Submission of completed paper15 February 2019
Notification of acceptance27 March 2019
Submission of final paper15 April 2019

Submissions

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=arcosh1

Conference fees (excludes accommodation and travel, includes VAT)

Category Discount Delegate General Delegate
Early Bird (27 March)R5 405R5 750
StandardR5 750R6 095
Student (F-T)R4 313R4 313
Accompanying personR2 300R2 300
Discount applies to: ACHASM / ARCOSH / ASAQS / CIB / Saiosh Members / SACPCMP registered persons


Registration

Conference registration form (PDF), 08 April 2019

Industry Day

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Introduction
The Industry Day will focus on topical issues and processes related to managing construction H&S, among other, ‘The role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in H&S’, ‘The role of Industry 4.0 in H&S’, and ‘Cannabis use in construction’.
The Industry Day will be of relevance to architects, Construction H&S Agents / Managers / Officers, construction managers, construction project managers, engineers, inspectors, interior designers, insurers, quantity surveyors, and all interested construction role players.
The Industry Day, although linked to the conference, will be priced separately to the Scientific Paper Day on 3 June.

Programme
The day will feature presentations addressing, among other, ‘The role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in H&S’; ‘The role of Industry 4.0 in H&S’, ‘A different approach to H&S’; ‘Cannabis use in construction’; ‘Site compliance audits: Why so punitive?’; ‘Challenges experienced by CHSAs’; ‘SANS 1393: Construction Management Systems’, and ‘Temporary Works and H&S’. These will be followed by an ‘H&S Rant: What keeps me awake at night! courtesy of the delegates.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), and the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health will accredit the day, and award CPD points.

Organisers / Contact persons 

Conference Chair: Prof. John Smallwood, john.smallwood@mandela.ac.za

Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Fidelis Emuze, femuze@cut.ac.za

Conference website: http://construction.mandela.ac.za/ARCOSH

Accommodation 

To be advised.

Venue

Protea Hotel by Marriott® Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa.

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