Construction Work Health and Safety Management Using Building Information Modelling

Kerry London, Gurvin Kaur, Yingbin Feng, Angelica Vårhammar, Gabrielle Wallace, Peng Zhang, Swapan Saha, Payam Rahnamayiezekavat

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The high rates of fatalities and injuries in the construction industry highlight the importance of work health and safety (WHS). Building information modelling (BIM) could significantly improve WHS management in construction, but integration has been limited. The chapter explores the application of BIM for WHS management and the rationale for market leaders' role to catalyse a BIM-enabled WHS management ecosystem through procurement strategies and tendering proficiency. An international comparative analysis of BIM WHS is presented along with a BIM drivers and barriers critique, including a clustering into seven areas of market, perceptions and attitudes, leadership, supply chain integration and collaborative practice, procurement strategies and tendering proficiency, decision tools, and technical functionality. A focussed decision framework is outlined. The findings provide insights for researchers and practitioners to understand how a BIM-enabled WHS management system can be facilitated and supported through the project lifecycle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment
EditorsJason Underwood , Mark Shelbourn
Place of PublicationHersey, PA
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781799866008
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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