Microcomputer Analysis of Prefabricated Tubular Scaffolding

  • Grant T. Halvorsen
  • Thomas J. Parsons
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In the United States a number of dramatic construction failures have occurred during the past decade. These failures have drawn attention to many problems dealing with construction safety. Although the catastropic failures have garnered much attention, there are many less dramatic failures which make the construction industry second only to mining in terms of worker risk of death or serious injury. Federal agencies including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) are actively involved in research focused on improving safety during construction. One research area at NIOSH has been the application of microcomputers to construction safety problems.


Floppy Disk Global Stiffness Matrix American National Standard Institute Tubular Scaffold Scaffold System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Grant T. Halvorsen
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Division of Safety ResearchNational Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthMorgantownUSA

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