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The purpose of this study is to assess the use and knowledge degree of risk identification techniques in the construction industry. They are classified in residential housing construction, institutional and commercial building construction, specialized industrial construction, infrastructure and heavy construction. Therefore, we conducted a survey research by applying a questionnaire among professionals in the construction industry. When we compared the results to literature, we verified that, according to the results, the risk identification techniques more frequently applied in construction in Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil) are Checklist, Flowchart and Brainstorming, which partially is according to what is found in the literature. Nonetheless, not all the techniques mentioned in literature are known by the professionals.
Key words: Risk identification technique, survey, construction.
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