Jim describes digital construction drawings as being a major revolution in the construction industry, and discusses ways that this technology can be leveraged to improve safety on the job site.
- If you have ever watched almost any of my other courses…here in the online library,…you might already know that I'm a huge fan…of digital drawings.…I think it's one of the biggest advances…in the construction industry that we've seen…in a long time.…And I think we're really only just beginning to realize it…and take advantage of it on a large scale.…Even just the ability to carry around a small tablet…instead of the huge, heavy roll of drawings…has to improve safety.…But I'm going to give you one more reason to go digital.…
On a project that is completely adopted digital drawings,…one like I showcased in our Construction Technology course,…everyone would be syncing the drawings on their device,…whether it's their tablet, their laptop,…or even their phone, with the master set of drawings…that's being maintained by the project manager.…And this would be done frequently,…ensuring that everyone always has the latest…set of drawings.…Now, at a minimum, this helps avoid rework,…which in itself can reduce exposure to hazardous conditions.…
Throughout this course, Jim highlights some of the most notable safety and health hazards in the industry—including fall hazards, traffic accidents, and respiratory hazards—and shares strategies for integrating safety, quality, and productivity. He also explains how to leverage technological advancements such as digital drawings to help your team work safer and smarter.
- Recognizing health hazards in the industry
- Integrating safety, quality, and productivity
- Creating a culture of learning
- Recognizing leading indicators
- Using digital solutions to improve safety
- Using BIM to identify hazards early