As advanced technologies like BIM and augmented reality transform the construction sector, scientists and engineers are increasingly focusing their efforts upon the development of innovative means for enhancing the safety of building sites.

One technological innovation that possesses particularly strong promise for shoring up the safety of the construction sector is the Cyber-Physical System (CPS), which is defined by the US National Science Foundation as an engineered system consisting of a seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. CPS are already widely employed by the manufacturing, transportation…