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Research On New Construction Safety and Health Funded
November 9, 2009

Virginia Tech researchers and their collaborators from five other institutions will soon engage in research on new construction safety and health made possible by a recent award of more than $7 million over a five-year period from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The funding will initially support seven projects involving 19 faculty from six universities and two countries, encompassing an array of critical areas affecting safety and health in construction for our sustainable future.

The grant proposal, supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Virginia Tech, was prepared by an interdisciplinary team of researchers and submitted as part of a national competition. Many of the contributors to the proposal are part of the Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health (CICSH) at Virginia Tech.

The overarching purpose of the awarded projects is to integrate an interdisciplinary focus in research that will produce systems capable of enhancing productivity, quality, and efficiency for the construction industry.

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