News and Updates:


An op-ed piece on DfCS was recently published in a national blog.

The OSHA Construction Alliance Roundtable has created materials for a short course on Designing for Construction Safety. A slide deck, student manual and instructor manual can be downloaded here.

A very thorough bibliography has been compiled by Dr. Nicholas Tymvios at UNCC and is posted on the Resources page.

PtD has been added to the LEED rating system! You can earn professional continuing education credits by completing an online module.

A webinar focusing on PtD in concrete was given through the ACI University on January 10, 2017.

A presentation on PtD will be given on March 15, 2017 at the Ohio Construction Conference in Columbus, OH.

A presentation focusing on PtD in steel construction was given on March 24, 2017 at the North American Steel Construction Conference in San Antonio, TX.

An ANSI A10 Prevention through Design Workgroup has been formed, with the goal of producing a PtD in Construction Technical Report by mid-2017. The workgroup is being chaired by Mike McCullion at SMACNA.

The need for PtD in civil engineering curricula was the focus of a presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education annual conference in June 2016. An expanded paper has been submitted to the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.

NIOSH released a report on the State of the National (NIOSH) Initiative on Prevention through Design

"Means and methods" continue to be misunderstood. Read why PtD does not conflict with typical contractual references to means and methods.

Read actions that owner organizations should take to effectively implement DfCS on their projects (revised Jan. 2014).

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a tool to "Determine the level of safety risk associated with an entire building, a specific building system, or each of the many design features within a building.


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