The common good in construction

The common good in construction

Overview of the special issue

This issue will collate research on improving people’s health, safety, and well-being in construction. The issue is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 (good health and well-being) & 8 (decent work and economic growth). Despite advances in industrial policies and technology, including automation, the construction industry continues to suffer through accidents and near misses, apart from psycho-social maladies such as burnout and mental health. 

This special issue will explore creative ways of engendering healthy bodies and minds, digital solutions, policy and performance for the common good of all involved in construction. Articles that cover the following topics are welcome: 

  • BIM & ICT innovations to improve H&S.
  • Education, training, continuous improvement, and learning.
  • Employment and industrial relations.
  • Ergonomics and human factors.
  • Ethical and moral challenges / social and societal responsibility.
  • Fatigue and job burnout.
  • Gender issues.
  • Health and well-being issues.
  • Labour market and work.
  • Multi-cultural and diversity issues.
  • Older workers and age-related problems.
  • People and technology.
  • People with disabilities.
  • Prevention through design.
  • Respect for people.
  • Stress and work in construction
  • Wearable technologies
  • Work-life-balance
  • Worker engagement and empowerment. 
  • Working conditions and quality of life in construction.

Submission information

Submissions can be made via the online Scholar One submission system; please see:

Authors must adhere to the Author Guidelines, found here:

Key dates 

Submission deadline: 31st July 2023

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the guest editors at: [email protected]