Safety by design is a concept and movement that encourages construction or product designers to “design out” health and safety risks during design development. The concept supports the view that along with quality, programme, and cost, safety is determined during the design stage.
When safety is considered a key factor in the early design phase of construction of a facility, it is the most effective way to ensure that it will become a safe and healthy environment for employees. This method for reducing workplace safety risks lessens workers’ reliance on the other less effective methods of hazard control such as implementing special rules or procedures, specialized training and the use of personal protective equipment.
Chris Smith joined the firm, thendesignarchitecture, TDA in 1998 and was named partner in 2004. Chris’ efforts, both personal and professional, have been acknowledged by Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine as one of Cleveland’s “Forty Under 40”. As manager of TDA’s Sports Facilities Studio, he engages specialized knowledge inherent with any athletic facility