The Construction Industry: Global Trends, Job Burnout and Safety Issues

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Emmanuel Adinyira, PhD (Editor) – Associate Professor, Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Kofi Agyekum, PhD (Editor) – Senior Lecturer, Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Series: Construction Materials and Engineering
BISAC: ARC018000; HEA038000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/JDFM1229

The call for transformation in critical aspects of the operations of the global construction industry is ever more critical. This book presents a review and discussion of some of these transformation areas in a research-oriented style that the scientific community will find very useful.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Transforming the Construction Industry: Global Trends, Job Burnout and Safety Issues
(T. G. Vasista, E. Adinyira and K. Agyekum – Research Consultant, Vasista Consulting and Performing Services OPC Pvt. Ltd., Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. The Construction Industry and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Issues and Strategies
(O. Ejohwomu, S. A. Adekunle, C. O. Aigbavboa and O. T. Bukoye – Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, et al.)

Chapter 3. Technological Advancements in Green and Sustainable Construction
(Srinath Perera, De-Graft Joe Opoku and M. N. N. Rodrigo – Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC), School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Penrith campus, Australia)

Chapter 4. Construction and the Circular Economy
(E. Adinyira, K. Agyekum, J. Amudjie, B. Salgin and A. Darko – cidb Centre of Excellence, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, et al.)

Chapter 5. Job Burnout in Construction
(Andrea Jia and Fidelis Emuze – Graduate School of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, et al.)

Chapter 6. Wearable Sensing Technologies for Improving Workers’ Safety in the Construction Industry: A Review
(M. F. Antwi-Afari – Department of Civil Engineering, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 7. Technological Changes in the Construction Industry
(Derek A. Abankwa, and Steve Rowlinson – Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong)

Chapter 8. Opportunities for Improving Construction Health and Safety: Role of Digitisation
(Abdul-Quayyum Gbadamosi, Adekansola Labo-Popoola, Moses Adebayo, Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu and Emmanuel Adinyira – The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, et al.)

Chapter 9. Energy and Economic Implications of Buildings and Construction
(Ambrose Dodoo, Uniben Y. A. Tettey and Frederick O. Addo-Yobo – Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, et al.)

Chapter 10. New Trends in Construction Education, Training, and Employment
(E. Adinyira, K. Agyekum and G. Ofori – cidb Centre of Excellence, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, et al.)

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