- What is BIM and how does it affect the health and safety professional?
- How do we use BIM technologies on a practical level?
- What opportunities are there for the use of BIM in the health and safety arena?
BIM for Construction Health and Safety is a concise and practical guide that aims to answer these questions and more. The health and safety role is evolving towards collaboration, structured data and sharing of information. Consequently, BIM – the incarnation of these sensibilities – increasingly underpins construction practice. Currently, the industry is beginning to see how these two topics can and should intersect. Therefore, this guide provides context and practical advice. It explains the basic principles of BIM, how it will shape the health and safety professional’s role and what tools and processes we will need to embed in future. Furthermore, it also highlights the wealth of opportunities BIM provides to improve health and safety standards and effective coordination. In other words, the means to exploit the potential of BIM. Contemporary examples of innovative practice on a variety of projects, large and small, will aid understanding and provide inspiration for all professionals in construction health and safety from CDM coordinators and contractors, to clients and architects.
This book is co-published with the APS (Association for Project Safety).