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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 13.0: Increase the use of “prevention through design (PtD)” approaches to prevent or reduce safety and health hazards in construction.

Intermediate Goal 13.3: Evaluate opportunities to develop potential incentives for encouraging architects and engineers to embrace CHPtD.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
13.3.1 Explore potential opportunities for integrating CHPtD into newly emerging design tools and practice trends such as use of building information models (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery.
Collaborative Building Information Modeling (BIM) Framework for Construction Hazards
13.3.3 Evaluate how CHPtD approaches can provide secondary benefits such as improved safety and health for other groups such as: the general public (from construction-related bystander incidents), maintenance workers, and building occupants, or improved work efficiency and constructability.
13.3.4 Explore how emerging “Model Client” and best practice procurement approaches provide mechanisms for encouraging owners to engage in CHPtD activities.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
13.3.2 Within 4-6 years, develop methods to utilize the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in the Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and the sustainability movement to implement CHPtD.
Page last updated:April 24, 2013
Page last reviewed:May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director


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