Design, Development, and Deployment of a Rapid Universal Safety and Health System for Construction Academic Article uri icon


  • Rapid construction projects and processes will become increasingly important as customers demand better project management performance and globally, as countries plan for and respond to the aftermath of natural and/or unnatural disasters. For use in expedited projects (as well as traditional projects), a rapid universal safety and health system (RUSH) was designed, developed, deployed, and evaluated. For its inaugural application, the RUSH was applied to a 106-hour construction project. Results from an initial application included a safe build in approximately 5 days without recordable incidents. More importantly, lessons were learned by a multidisciplinary team of researchers who observed safety 245 for the life of the project. Lessons learned and recommendations for future research are provided as a result of this experience. 2008 ASCE.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Kleiner, B. M., Smith-Jackson, T. L., Mills, T. H., OBrien, M., & Haro, E.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Kleiner, Brian M||Smith-Jackson, Tonya L||Mills, Thomas H||O’Brien, Michael||Haro, Elizabet

publication date

  • January 2008