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.
|Title of host publication||Research highlights in safety and security|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
Sulankivi, K., & Kiviniemi, M. (2013). Building Information Modelling (BIM) promoting construction safety. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 82-83). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf