Adoption of Building Information Modelling Innovations to Reduce Occupational Accidents in the Australian Construction Industry

Hamed Golizadeh, Carol Hon, Robin Drogemuller

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Abstract

Safety performance records of the construction industry are unenviable, as the number of injuries and fatalities around the globe continue to plague the industry. The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction projects has opened up gateways for the safer execution of the projects. While several studies in the recent years concentrated on developing BIM applications as promising solutions to improve safety performance, there is a need for understanding the nature of the accidents and critical success factors (CSF) to leverage these applications. This study first analyses 109 fatal accident cases across Australia to understand the nature of the construction accidents through a rigorous accident model. Then six interview sessions were held by highly-experienced industry experts to identify the BIM applications in preventing causes of the accident and the CSFs for the adoption of these applications in the industry. This study contributes to the body of knowledge through developing a road map for the construction industry to improve the safety performance of the industry using BIM
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
EditorsRobert Amor, Johannes Dimyadi
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
PublisherUniversity of Auckland
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780473454029
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 22 Nov 201823 Nov 2018

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Abbreviated titleCONVR2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period22/11/1823/11/18

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    Golizadeh, H., Hon, C., & Drogemuller, R. (2018). Adoption of Building Information Modelling Innovations to Reduce Occupational Accidents in the Australian Construction Industry. In R. Amor, & J. Dimyadi (Eds.), Proceeding of the 18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (pp. 149-158). [42] University of Auckland. https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/research/conferences/convr2018/docs/CONVR2018_proceedings.pdf#page=163