A method to implement prevention through design using 4D BIM

Carlos Osorio Sandoval, William Collinge, Mojgan Hadi Mosleh, Clara Cheung, Patrick Manu, Andre Freitas, James Bowles

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Prevention through design (PtD) highlights the importance of foreseeing safety risks in construction projects and proposing ways to mitigate them. The BIM Risk Library tool is a feature within a cloud-based BIM application designed to implement PtD effectively. This paper reports on the outcome of a series of workshops where a group of designers and construction safety experts used the BIM Risk Library tool and 4D BIM to perform a safety risk assessment collaboratively. The purpose of the workshops was to explore how a 4D model can support the traditional construction safety management processes at early design stages, with a focus on the safety risk identification and treatment selection processes. Results reveal that 4D BIM can effectively support such processes by facilitating visualising a particular point in time in the project, enabling the identification of risks that could have been overlooked and providing a collaborative environment that favours active engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of the Conference CIB W78 2021
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
EventConference CIB W78 - , Luxembourg
Duration: 11 Oct 202115 Oct 2021


ConferenceConference CIB W78

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Thomas Ashton Institute


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