Behavioral Engineering Model to Identify Risks of Losses in the Construction Industry

  • V. G. BorkovskayaEmail author
  • D. Passmore
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 138)


An important aspect of risk assessment in construction is the development of a method by which the results of a risk analysis can be converted into recommendations for the admissibility of complex systemic risk. And also the degree of expediency of taking measures, the safety, necessary to reduce this risk in the construction industry. The Behavioral Engineering Model (BEM) developed by Gilbert provides us with a way to systematically and systemically identify barriers to individual and organizational performance. The BEM distinguishes between a person’s repertory of behavior (what the individual brings to the performance equation) and the environmental supports (the work environment factors that encourage or impede performance). By means of the Gilbert model this article will consider the risk criteria, determine the most significant risks of losses in the construction industry, and give suggestions on their minimization and elimination. In essence, the risk assessment is used to determine the measures that need to be taken to control the management or completely eliminate the risks that arise as a consequence of hazards. Qualitatively conducted engineering risk assessment and implementation of measures to prevent and minimize risks at the enterprise allows to reduce the probability of occurrence of dangerous events, thereby increasing security, and to reduce unprofitability. Engineering risk assessment can become one of the key links in the formation of the enterprise’s risk management system in construction.


Behavior engineering model Gilbert model Risks of losses Risk management Risk assessment Teaching risk management Construction industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State University of Civil EngineeringMoscowRussia
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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