This class will introduce the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software as a construction-safety planning platform. We will introduce some effective practices and advantages of using BIM to identify potential safety hazards, find mitigation procedures, and prevent hazards in construction planning. We will show you how to connect a construction-safety database with BIM software, and we'll cover how the software can assist safety personnel to inquire about safety knowledge and conduct job hazard analysis efficiently. We will also show you several examples of actual projects that used BIM for safety planning and hazard prevention.
- Discover effective practices for planning for construction safety in BIM
- Learn how to use BIM for site layout planning and modeling
- Learn how to prepare information in BIM to facilitate hazard identification and prevention
- Learn how to integrate safety planning into BIM-project workflow
Sijie Zhang is a graduate research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, pursuing her PhD degree in civil engineering. Her research focuses on the integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with construction management for the purpose of improving construction safety and health. Her research area includes BIM, virtual design and construction, construction safety, rule-checking, and semantic data modeling. She taught BIM for construction at Georgia Tech in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 she and her project team received the Best Integrated BIM Solution to Enhance Safety Award at CIB W099 International Conference, Singapore.
Manu Venugopal is an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction technology expert and thought leader focusing on Building Information Modeling, data and analytics. As a Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, Manu helps the BIM 360 team build innovative products using cloud and mobile technologies and improve the Construction industry processes. Manu is currently working on introducing machine learning and predictive analytics to construction industry providing insights to customers to help them deliver projects successfully. He is passionate about interoperability and helps partners and developers build apps and integrations with BIM 360 on the Forge platform. Manu has a Doctoral degree from Georgia Tech, under the guidance of Prof. Chuck Eastman. Manu’s doctoral research introduced semantic web technologies to solve AEC industry challenges. He also has a Masters in Computational Science and Engineering. He is a co-author of the National BIM Standard and more than 30 publications.