BIM usage benefits and challenges for site safety application in Indian construction sector
journal contributionposted on 08.07.2021, 09:06 by Shalaka Hire, Sayali Sandbhor, Kirti RuikarKirti Ruikar, CB Amarnath
Construction industry is highly exposed to accidents than other industries. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the construction industry, more than one task is required to be performed at the same time. If safety planning is improper, it may lead to serious accidents on-site, directly affecting overall productivity. Recent technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) has the potential to manage safety on the construction site. This study deals with the status check of the awareness of BIM in Indian construction along with benefits, barriers faced in Indian construction. This study also presents the benefits that BIM implementation can bring for safety management. In this study, a questionnaire was designed to ascertain the level of awareness of BIM in the Indian construction industry. The questionnaire was distributed to construction professionals from all over India. A total of 171 valid responses were received from all the corners of India. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences analysis (SPSS) has been used for data analysis. The survey concludes that the Indian construction sector needs to work on the three main aspects that include awareness of BIM and its benefits for organizations, accumulation of BIM in tertiary education system, and delivering corporate training in construction organizations for a successful realization of benefits by the implementation of BIM.
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