Building Information Modelling (BIM) promoting construction safety

Kristiina Sulankivi, Markku Kiviniemi

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    Occupational safety in building construction remains a worldwide problem. In Finland, one in four fatal occupational accidents takes place in the construction field, falling from height being a major safety risk at construction sites. The growing implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) and Facilities Management industry is changing the way safety can be approached. 3D and 4D BIM can be used to promote safety by improving safety planning, management, and communication, and by integrating safety more closely into construction planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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