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BIM and Construction Health and Safety
Uncovering, Adoption and Implementation



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ISBN 9781032115368
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
168 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book aims to conceptualise the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the workplace health and safety (WHS) management of construction projects to reduce occupational accidents. The safety performance of the construction industry has always been a concern across the globe, however. This devastating reputation has drawn the concern of many nations. tThe potential functions of BIM can drastically alter the WHS practices of the construction industry. BIM facilitates WHS information exchange and management and supports better collaboration and project planning through virtual visualisation of the construction WHS management process. Despite an increasing interest in BIM, a successful mechanism of employing BIM for construction WHS management is absent. Therefore, this book aims to fill this dearth by diffusion of such innovative interventions with the current industry practice in a practical manner through proper identification of effective areas and evaluation of their impacts on the key criteria of construction projects and organisations. This approach will foster the implementation of BIM in the current state -of -WHS management inof the industry and can potentially reduce occupational accidents oin construction sites.

This book is essential reading for researchers and professionals interested in how BIM technology can improve Health and Safety on construction projects. It is intended for engineers, project managers, construction managers, safety officers and managers.

Table of Contents

  1. BIM and Construction WHS: Backgrounds and Concepts
  2. Adoption of BIM for Construction WHS – Theoretical Framework
  3. The Current State of Practice in Construction WHS of Australia, the UK and the US
  4. Accident Causation Models and WHS Challenges in Construction Projects
  5. BIM-based applications in preventing accident causations
  6. Commitments, Preparations, and Implementation of BIM-WHS
  7. BIM for the Future of Construction WHS

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Biography

Dr Hamed Golzad is an Assistant Professor of Building and Construction Management in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra (UC), Australia.

Dr Saeed Banihashemi is an Associate Professor and Postgraduate Program Director of Building and Construction Information Management in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra (UC), Australia.

Dr Carol Hon is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

Prof Robin Drogemuller is the Virtual Design and Construction Professor at the School of Architecture & Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia