Building Information Modeling, also known as BIM, has been commonly associated with the benefits for the construction industry in terms of producitivity and collaboration on the field. Take a look at the BIM technology helping the construction industry take an extra security measure!
With an estimated 60,000 deaths yearly, construction is one of the most hazardous industries in the world. 20% of fatal workplace accidents are related to the construction industry, but with the help of BIM, project officials can help improve safety planning and training.
As more companies discover how BIM-technology can reduce work site injuries, its use will continue to gain popularity. “It allows us to identify issues early,” Rawlings said. “We have a better plan for work that’s going in. It frees up our superintendents, and it frees up our project managers to do their job — scheduling work and managing safety.”
BIM project models can detect and prevent hazardous situations on site. Thanks to the various BIM software’s, project teams can easily look through a model and identify areas that require further attention. For example, a problem with a roof or the floor can be easily found and fixed before it becomes dangerous for the workers on the field.
Also, through BIM technology, numerous project officials can easily gain access to all the information they need in order to complete their tasks according to the plan and the agreed specifications.
Moreover, prefabrication has been exploding in growth in the construction industry and this wave of prefabrication technology is likely to bring a positive impact on safety. Transferring many of the building activities to a warehouse can significantly reduce some of the daily safety risks that construction workers face.