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IJSCER 2023 Vol.12(3): 68-75
doi: 10.18178/ijscer.12.3.68-75

Integrating 4D Simulation and Automation Features of BIM toward Construction Safety Management

Ellen N. Piniano* and Mitsuyasu Iwanami
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
*Corresponding author: piniano.e.aa@m.titech.ac.jp (E.N.P.)

Manuscript received February 5, 2023; revised April 30, 2023; accepted July 23, 2023.

Abstract—Despite the benefits that the construction industry contributes to the global economy, the impacts that it causes on occupational safety remain a significant concern. Moreover, specific systems are necessary to account for the factors influencing the implementation of construction safety. Proportionately, integrating advanced technologies such as Building Information Modelling/Management (BIM) manifests as one of the strategies for mitigating construction safety programs. Thus, this research aims to expand previous research and fill the gaps in current measures taken for adopting and implementing BIM, focusing on improving construction safety management and implementation. This study presents a framework that incorporates 4D Simulation and automation features of BIM. The framework aims to overcome challenges related to regulating construction schedules, taking into account weather conditions, and adhering to standard safety codes in the construction safety planning process. The ultimate goal is to promote sustainable construction safety management. This research conducts a case study on a large-scale incineration project in Japan, considering the Japanese construction working environment and Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA) and JICA Safety Standard Specifications (JSSS).

Keywords—construction safety, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Application Program Interface (API), construction management, automation

Cite: Ellen N. Piniano and Mitsuyasu Iwanami, "Integrating 4D Simulation and Automation Features of BIM toward Construction Safety Management," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 68-75, August 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.12.3.68-75

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