ARCW. HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR CURTAIN WALLS WITH THE USE OF AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY
Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:This Leonardo da Vinci project deals with Health & Safety within the building site, especially during curtain walls assembly. Since accident rate of such works is alarmingly high, ensuring safety while working at heights is crucial. In this regard, this initiative is implementing proper quality and safety procedures of works during assembly of such building envelope. Thus, the final aim of the project is to teach workers how to assemble curtain walls under safety conditions by using modern training materials with the use of Augmented Reality (AR).
On this basis, AR will enable precise conduction of activities preformed by workers in an efficient manner, ensuring the safety of work at the same time. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate assembly technology and ensuring maximum safety during execution of elevation works. Results of the project will be used by SME, during training of employees, and by faculties of civil engineering and architecture.
Some specific goals are being addressed during project execution:
-Analyze different kinds of curtain walls and select the most appropriate ones to implement the training system based on AR.
-Identify basics skills related to curtain walls assembly.
-Develop the software to establish the training design based on AR and the necessary hardware for its implementation.
-Carry out a training pilot with curtain walls fitters in which the system will be tested and, on the basis of evaluation previously established, the improvement in the performance of the fitters will be assessed.
Products of the project and all activities related to it will contribute to decrease the number of fatal accidents on construction sites caused by falling from a height. The European Directive 2001/45/EC, oblige to take appropriate measures to improve safety and health at work. Falls from height are the most common causes of serious accidents, often fatal, throughout Europe. The implementation of the Directive is particularly important for facade works which are main subject of this project.