Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning

Kristiina Sulankivi, S. Zhang, J. Teizer, C. M. Eastman, Markku Kiviniemi, I. Romo, L. Granholm

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Abstract

The applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in building design, construction production planning, and 4D simulation are growing rapidly. BIM-based modeling and simulation has brought many benefits to safety and logistic applications. However, tedious manual work is still required to model and schedule protective equipment in current BIM software. Limited automation in modeling and planning safety processes has been exploited so far. The objective of this paper is to investigate how safety issues that are unknowingly built into the construction schedule can be automatically identified early in the planning phase of a project. The developed automated safety rule-checking prototype for BIM was tested on a residential building project in Finland. The results of the case study demonstrate the feasibility of integrating safety into BIM as an effective and practical method for detecting and eliminating fall-related hazards. Presented are also considerations which explore what impact the developed approach has on safety issues and traditional safety management practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction and Society
Place of PublicationBrisbane, AU
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0-9875542-1-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event19th CIB World Building Congress, WBC13: Construction and Society - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 May 20139 May 2013
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th CIB World Building Congress, WBC13
Abbreviated titleWBC13
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period5/05/139/05/13

Fingerprint

Planning
Logistics
Hazards
Automation

Keywords

  • building information modeling
  • construction safety
  • design for safety
  • rule checking
  • safety-in-design
  • safety planning and simulation

Cite this

Sulankivi, K., Zhang, S., Teizer, J., Eastman, C. M., Kiviniemi, M., Romo, I., & Granholm, L. (2013). Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning. In Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society Brisbane, AU: Queensland University of Technology.
Sulankivi, Kristiina ; Zhang, S. ; Teizer, J. ; Eastman, C. M. ; Kiviniemi, Markku ; Romo, I. ; Granholm, L. / Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning. Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Brisbane, AU : Queensland University of Technology, 2013.
@inproceedings{464ed8e8340a4e0b90f5a316e8969328,
title = "Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning",
abstract = "The applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in building design, construction production planning, and 4D simulation are growing rapidly. BIM-based modeling and simulation has brought many benefits to safety and logistic applications. However, tedious manual work is still required to model and schedule protective equipment in current BIM software. Limited automation in modeling and planning safety processes has been exploited so far. The objective of this paper is to investigate how safety issues that are unknowingly built into the construction schedule can be automatically identified early in the planning phase of a project. The developed automated safety rule-checking prototype for BIM was tested on a residential building project in Finland. The results of the case study demonstrate the feasibility of integrating safety into BIM as an effective and practical method for detecting and eliminating fall-related hazards. Presented are also considerations which explore what impact the developed approach has on safety issues and traditional safety management practices.",
keywords = "building information modeling, construction safety, design for safety, rule checking, safety-in-design, safety planning and simulation",
author = "Kristiina Sulankivi and S. Zhang and J. Teizer and Eastman, {C. M.} and Markku Kiviniemi and I. Romo and L. Granholm",
note = "Project code: 77822",
year = "2013",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-0-9875542-1-5",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress",
publisher = "Queensland University of Technology",
address = "Australia",

}

Sulankivi, K, Zhang, S, Teizer, J, Eastman, CM, Kiviniemi, M, Romo, I & Granholm, L 2013, Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning. in Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, AU, 19th CIB World Building Congress, WBC13, Brisbane, Australia, 5/05/13.

Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning. / Sulankivi, Kristiina; Zhang, S.; Teizer, J.; Eastman, C. M.; Kiviniemi, Markku; Romo, I.; Granholm, L.

Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Brisbane, AU : Queensland University of Technology, 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning

AU - Sulankivi, Kristiina

AU - Zhang, S.

AU - Teizer, J.

AU - Eastman, C. M.

AU - Kiviniemi, Markku

AU - Romo, I.

AU - Granholm, L.

N1 - Project code: 77822

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - The applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in building design, construction production planning, and 4D simulation are growing rapidly. BIM-based modeling and simulation has brought many benefits to safety and logistic applications. However, tedious manual work is still required to model and schedule protective equipment in current BIM software. Limited automation in modeling and planning safety processes has been exploited so far. The objective of this paper is to investigate how safety issues that are unknowingly built into the construction schedule can be automatically identified early in the planning phase of a project. The developed automated safety rule-checking prototype for BIM was tested on a residential building project in Finland. The results of the case study demonstrate the feasibility of integrating safety into BIM as an effective and practical method for detecting and eliminating fall-related hazards. Presented are also considerations which explore what impact the developed approach has on safety issues and traditional safety management practices.

AB - The applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in building design, construction production planning, and 4D simulation are growing rapidly. BIM-based modeling and simulation has brought many benefits to safety and logistic applications. However, tedious manual work is still required to model and schedule protective equipment in current BIM software. Limited automation in modeling and planning safety processes has been exploited so far. The objective of this paper is to investigate how safety issues that are unknowingly built into the construction schedule can be automatically identified early in the planning phase of a project. The developed automated safety rule-checking prototype for BIM was tested on a residential building project in Finland. The results of the case study demonstrate the feasibility of integrating safety into BIM as an effective and practical method for detecting and eliminating fall-related hazards. Presented are also considerations which explore what impact the developed approach has on safety issues and traditional safety management practices.

KW - building information modeling

KW - construction safety

KW - design for safety

KW - rule checking

KW - safety-in-design

KW - safety planning and simulation

M3 - Conference article in proceedings

SN - 978-0-9875542-1-5

BT - Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress

PB - Queensland University of Technology

CY - Brisbane, AU

ER -

Sulankivi K, Zhang S, Teizer J, Eastman CM, Kiviniemi M, Romo I et al. Utilization of BIM-based Automated Safety Checking in Construction Planning. In Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Brisbane, AU: Queensland University of Technology. 2013