The Digital Transformation of Construction Worksite Safety How much added value would AI bring for workers and work-environment safety?

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2020
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Ghiafehdavoudi, Sara
Vaillant, Bastien
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The aim of this paper is to look into the digital transformation of the construction worksite, more specifically to the impacts of Artificial Intelligence for workers and work-environment safety. The scope converges on the more tangible consequences of safety rather than health and focuses on the impact on safety roles and performance as well as implications for jobs and collaborative dynamics between construction organizations. The thesis pushes forward the current state of safety performance and collaborative relationships both in theory as much as in practice and stresses the shift of performance measurements and success factors for the former as well as the roles and goals for the latter. The study adopts the abduction method and is theory rich as a result of the novelty of the field and lack of adequately rich interview participants for the empirical section. Still, the abductive reasoning method enables rich interpretations of the interview acquired qualitative data to be derived in the discussion. The study sought out to verify and answer several questions and statements to which a majority were successfully explored while others require further exploration.
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construction safety, AI, digital transformation, change, digital, construction organization, AI for safety
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