He was academic director in Civil Engineering of University of Porto and vice president of the department (2003/7). Worked as Pro-Rector of the University of Porto for Continuing Education (1998/3). He was vice president of EUCEN (1992/8) and of SEFI (2002/3). He was president of IACEE (2001/4), of AUPEC (2001/5) and of SEFI (2003/5). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal European Journal of Engineering Education (1998-...). He is ambassador of ENETOSH in Portugal (2012-...). He received the medal of 800th Anniversary of U. Sorbonne (1998), the award of the International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education (2006), the EDEN Fellow award (2008) and Senior Fellow (2016), the IEOM Global Engineering Education Award (2016) and the IACEE Fellow (2014) title. He was vice-president of EMC of FEANI (2014-18), member of the Steering Committee of EUCEN (2012-16) and member of IACEE Council (1995-18). He is member of EDEN DLE Board (2020-...), Secretary General of AECEF (2017-...) and Vice-President of ISHCCO (2019-...).

Session 3: Everyone has a role to play
Title: “Safety in Design – The Role of the Designers”

Accident prevention in the design stage of any construction project can be implemented with proactive and effective actions. Analyzing the risks of accidents during the construction life cycle of any construction project can result in ensuring that proper safety measures in the stage of implementation, of maintenance and of deconstruction are already in place when construction starts. This presentation addresses a proposal for a management model of accident risk prevention in construction works during the design phase. This model was obtained by analyzing accidents at work occurring in the execution of constructions in order to identify links between the causes of accidents and the related designs. The method is based on the identification of observed links between the causes of the accident and the different types of decisions taken during the related design phases. The preventive measures to be implemented in the design phase were also determined and associated with the respective associated risks of accidents in the execution stage. Therefore, based on the analyses of about two thousand fatal accidents, a framework of prevention by designers was created. It is mainly a guide that may help designers opting for measures to prevent risks during construction.”