This roundtable session is a follow-up discussion to CR2789: Visual Planning: BIM for Safety. The session briefly covers the highlights of the lecture and poses some specific questions to the group about how the concept could be used in innovative ways. The session takes the form of a brainstorming session and value analysis exercise. The floor is open for all ideas, and attendees receive aggregated notes and thoughts from the session as a takeaway. Not everyone is aware of all associated risks and hazards involved with complicated construction operations, even the professionals who perform those tasks every day. Special training is required before commencing this type of challenging and potentially dangerous work. This is where BIM aids in communication and training in a safe environment. BIM safety models can present both correct and incorrect practices side-by-side for comparison.
- Brainstorm different ways to enhance safety communication and reduce risk with innovative approaches
- Discuss the challenges of traditional safety communication methods
- Perform a value analysis of the ideas discussed during the brainstorm
- Open discussion of the most pressing safety concerns in the industry
<p>Jason is a leader of Research & Development for Balfour Beatty's National Capability Center. His role is to: efficiently and effectively identify new ideas, make the best ideas implementable by the national business and evaluate existing practices for potential improvements through new technology and techniques. Topics include: Rapid Virtual Prototyping, design optimization, energy modeling, cost modeling, data access/mobility, safety applications (APPS), reality capture, digital construction documents, BIMStorm. Jason was formally the leader of the Fairfax, VA Division VDC team and has been using BIM for the past 11 years in various construction roles. He is VDC Certified by the Stanford CIFE program, and a graduate of Penn State in Architectural Engineering. He currently sits on the BuildingSmart NBIMS project committee, Chairs the ABC Virginia Innovation council, and is part of the SAME Energy/Sustainability Committee and frequently presents on topics of innovation and technology.</p>
Jason Reece is the technology innovation and improvement leader for Balfour Beatty Construction, where he is responsible for matching technology knowledge to enterprise strategy and initiatives. He leads efforts to translate ideas into early stage solutions, manages a portfolio of technology innovations, and actively engages with industry partners, clients, and vendors. He often facilitates research and development activities, and helps projects to embed new technology into work processes to help eliminate waste and improve efficiency.