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Integrating design, safety and construction

How to reduce construction accidents by implementing better safety measures during the design and planning phase.

THE CONSTRUCTION industry faces two challenges that are usually considered separately: the lack of specifics, synergy, and effectiveness, between the safety planning and construction process; and the lack of concurrence between the design and construction process.

This article integrates constructability and safety planning in a unique and simultaneous procedure. This is obtained by analysing construction details by means of building information modelling (BIM) that express and simulate the breakdown of project phases, chronologically processed and logically  related. In these modellings, all the elements of the project are graphically placed. The procedure allows both to perform the specific and detailed safety assessment for the realisation of construction de...

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