What is BIM and how does it affect the health and safety professional?
How are BIM technologies used on a practical level?
What opportunities are there for the use of BIM in the health and safety arena?
This concise and practical guide aims to answer all these questions and more. The health and safety role is evolving towards collaboration, structured data and sharing of information as BIM – the incarnation of these sensibilities - increasingly underpins construction practice. As the industry begins to see how these two topics can and should intersect this guide provides context and practical advice by explaining the basic principles of BIM, how it will shape the health and safety professional’s role and what tools and processes will need to be embedded in the future. It also highlights the wealth of opportunities that BIM provides to improve health and safety standards and effective coordination – the means to exploit the potential of BIM.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Opportunities for BIM and Health and Safety 3. Using Health and Safety Information in the BIM Environment 4. Communicating with and Contributing to the Model 5. Working with Information in the Model 6. What’s next for BIM and Health and Safety?
Stefan Mordue, BA DipArch MSc RMaPS MAPM RIBA, is a chartered architect, qualified Construction Project Manager, registered CDM Coordinator and NBS Technical Author. He has been involved in the development of the National BIM Library and has a background within small architectural practice. He is currently the CIC BIM 2050 working group Communications Manager and a member of the CIC BIM4Health and Safety group. He is a visiting lecturer at Heriot-Watt University and regular contributor to the APS Digest.
Roland Finch, BSc FRICS ACIArb, is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years construction industry experience in both the public and private sectors. He is the principal author for NBS Preliminaries and Project Management content, has written many articles on a variety of health & safety topics, and is a contributor to Croner’s Management of Health & Safety. He is a member of the RICS UK QS and Construction Professional Group Board, and a Director of the RICS Research Trust.