Application Areas and Data Requirements for BIM-Enabled Safety Management
17 Oct 2019
In planning, designing and constructing buildings, the different stakeholders such as clients, designers and contractors are obliged to apply the principles of prevention and mitigate the inherent H&S risks within the constructed design solution. To apply the obligations presented in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM), Safety Management (SM) encompasses and requires multidisciplinary activities and thus has extensive information requirements. While some of these needs are addressed by several existing H&S tools, building information modelling (BIM), which is widely adopted by the UK construction industry, holds undeveloped possibilities for providing and supporting SM practices with its functionalities of visualisation, integration, analysis, control, and so on. This presentation explores how BIM can be a beneficial platform for supplementing safety management practices through the whole life of the building. Interactions between BIM and SM are defined by illustrating application areas and data requirements for BIM-enabled SM practices. This presentation can help professionals recognise potential areas in which BIM can be useful in Health and Safety practices.