Design/methodology/approach: A 5-staged systematic literature review with coding and synthesis of findings. The review covers journal articles published between 2000 and 2020 related to the applications of various digital technologies, such as building information modelling, 4D, databases, ontologies, serious games, virtual reality and augmented reality, for addressing safety issues during the design phase in construction.
Findings: Analysis of the articles yielded a categorisation of the digital applications for PtD into four primary areas: (1) knowledge-based systems; (2) automatic rule checking; (3) hazard visualisation; and (4) safety training for designers. The review also highlighted designers’ limited knowledge towards construction safety and the possibility to address this by utilising gaming environments for educating designers on safety management and using artificial intelligence for predicting hazards and risks during design stage in a BIM environment. Additionally, the review proposes other directions for future research to enhance the use of digital technologies for PtD.
Originality: The paper contextualises current digital technology applications for construction health and safety and enables future directions of research in the field to be identified and mapped out.
|Journal||Construction Innovation: Information Process Management|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Sept 2021|
- BIM, construction safety, digital design, design for safety, prevention through design, safety management.
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Thomas Ashton Institute
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William Collinge (Participant), Patrick Manu (Participant), Clara Cheung (Participant), Mojgan Hadi Mosleh (Participant), Andre Freitas (Participant), Zili Zhou (Participant), Karim Farghaly (Participant) & Carlos Osorio Sandoval (Participant)
Impact: Awareness and understanding, Economic, Health and wellbeing, Policy, Technological