2nd World Congress and Exhibition on Construction and Steel Structure
Las Vegas, USA
University of Wuppertal
Title: BIM-OSH- BIM- and Auto-ID-based occupational safety and health
Biography: Agnes Kelm
Despite a slight decrease of the number of accidents at work on German construction sites in recent years, prevention activities should be strengthened and started explicitly in addition. In particular, a large number of accidents on construction sites are carried out by the collision of different trades and missing appropriate PPE for workers of adjacent trades. An important potential is seen in the optimization of the safety and health by making available pre-defined information about safety and health throughout the life cycle of buildings. Using this information, preventive measures can be taken faster, more effective, safer and preventive. The method of Building Information Modelling (BIM) forms the basis for a comprehensive building information model or building data model. The definition of national and international standards for enterprise-wide use of BIM method is currently under development. In addition to technical standards, depth of information and information content needs to be redefined. From the perspective of the applicant the method of BIM in conjunction with the Auto-ID-based tracking of actual process data, however, provides additional data to planning data among other OSH-related processes. This data can be used for the further phases of the life cycle of buildings, that is in the building phase, the use phase and rebuilding phase and the decommissioning phase considerable potential, especially for the optimization of occupational safety and health. The primary objective of this research project is to identify, define and standardize health and safety information and provide them for preventive measures with the BIM method.