American Society of Civil Engineers


Establishment of Construction Safety Early-Warning System for Mountainous Freeways


by Kaifeng Wang, (School of Transportation, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, 430063, China E-mail: wangkaifeng@whut.edu.cn), Xiedong Zhang, (School of Transportation, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, 430063, China E-mail: zhangxd@189.cn), Xiaohuang Wang, (Hubei Hurongxi Expressway Construction Headquarter, Enshi, 445000, China E-mail: wangxiaohuang@163.com), Jianyi Yu, (Hubei Hurongxi Expressway Construction Headquarter, Enshi, 445000, China E-mail: yujianyi@163.com), and Sheng Yi, (Hubei Hurongxi Expressway Construction Headquarter, Enshi, 445000, China E-mail: yisheng@163.com)

pp. 1-7, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41064(358)214)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2009: Critical Issues In Transportation Systems Planning, Development, and Management
Abstract: In recent years, with the rapid development of the national economy, frequent construction accidents on mountainous freeways result in a great loss of national property and become the focus of the nation’s attention. It is urgent that we establish a construction safety early-warning system for freeways in mountainous regions in order to radically improve the situation of safety management. Major hazard identification and risk assessment is still lacking in the field. In order to solve this problem, a construction safety early-warning system for mountainous freeways was established. The targets, function, input and output of system were analyzed. The safety early-warning indicator system was made up of people, materials, environment, and management factors. The weights of factors were calculated by an analytic hierarchy process. The safety status grade was determined by a safety early-warning model. Results revealed that the safety early-warning system can reflect the safety status in freeway construction of mountainous regions objectively.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction
Safety
Mountains
Highways and roads