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Real world lessons that can assist construction organisations in implementing BIM to improve the OSH processes

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posted on 2022-12-07, 10:10 authored by Manuel Tender, Paul FullerPaul Fuller, Alex Vaughan, Marc Long, João Couto, Peter DemianPeter Demian, Vivien ChowVivien Chow, Firmino Silva, Francisco Reis, Ricardo Reis

Changing the way OSH management is performed with BIM is relevant. Several authors propose that real world cases need to be studied as there are few examples of studies covering BIM implementation for OSH. The UK PAS1192:6 introductory standard indicated some of the requisites and approaches to implementing BIM for OSH. Lessons from projects that have already implemented PAS 1192:6 will provide valuable inputs. This paper explores the stakeholders’ perceptions about benefits and barriers of adoption of BIM for OSH purposes using examples from a complex large project (Thames Tideway Tunnel). The methodology adopted was a survey of 39 project participants. The study focused on the following areas: collaboration, risk assessment, training and awareness, inspection of workplaces, work accidents, budget control, error detection, liaison between logistics and productivity. The implementation of the new BIM based approach to construction OSH management in this project shows that there is a very positive vision, namely in areas of risk assessment and training, in terms of the improvement of OSH management as well as of optimization of times and costs, better liaison between OSH and production, with increased production efficiency. This can potentially lead to a paradigm shift in OSH management in large projects.



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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4º Congresso Português de Building Information Modelling vol. 1 - ptBIM


155 - 167


4º Congresso Português de Building Information Modelling


UMinho Editora


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Bruno Figueiredo; Miguel Azenha; José Carlos Lino; José Granja; João Poças Martins


Braga, Portugal

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4th May 2022 - 6th May 2022


Dr Peter Demian. Deposit date: 30 November 2022

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