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Prevention Through Design: A New Approach to Reduce Construction Risks
December 10, 2012
Deborah Young-Corbett, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is working in a new field of engineering known as Prevention through Design, or PtD, to reduce health risks to construction workers.
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