Three-dimensional building information modeling (BIM) can be used to build the job virtually at your desk before construction starts. Jim discusses the advantages of digital virtual construction to help with safety and preplanning.
- We can't very well talk about…digital drawings and construction…without discussing BIM, or building information modeling.…These digital, three dimensional drawings…are fast becoming the standard method of design,…and in fact today, many designers…just flat out design this way from day one.…They start by creating that digital,…three dimensional image or model,…and then they generate those two dimensional plans…that we typically see in the field.…So, how is a design tool going to help with safety?…Simple, we need to start using…those three dimensional digital models…throughout the construction process, as well.…
There are many advantages to using a BIM model…in the construction process,…but for this course let's stick with safety.…Remember, I stressed earlier…that the key to success in safety is pre-planning.…Now think about the kind of pre-planning…that I can do if I have a three dimensional…building information model that I pull apart.…I can use this to actually build the job digitally,…before I even set foot on the project.…
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