#au2013 CR2792-R Visual Planning: BIM for Safety–The Roundtable Session

Room: Zeno 4701
Type: Roundtable

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, evCR2792-R Visual Planning: BIM for Safety–The Roundtable Sessionen 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.


Jason Reece, Sr. Manager – Research & Development, Balfour Beatty Construction

Jesse Whalen, Technology COE Regional Lead, Balfour Beatty Construction
Visual storytelling rather planning. 

Safety officers tell a story. You always remember what they tell you. 
Storytelling are one of the key methods for remembering facts. 
The difference between fact and story. 
With a story the knowledge can be handed on successfully. 

The human brain learns a lot faster when you do things wrong. People tend to learn more from mistakes. 

Problem with safety is that you can’t teach people in this way. You have to teach them the right way. 

Without a story, facts have no context. Facts need to be tied to something memorable. 

Ted videos on story telling. http://www.ted.com/topics/storytelling


Book – made to stick http://www.amazon.co.uk/Made-Stick-ideas-others-unstuck/dp/009950569X/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

Fall from height is the number 1

Visual fall protection plans. 

Exit stairs, eyewash stations. Tagged up with icons. Safe egress paths over time. 

Temporary signage locations with line of sight tests and analysis. 

Minimise exposure to unsafe conditions through design, construction hand into operation. 

Pictures do not require translation for multi language. 

Understanding the existing conditions. Surveys of what is there. 

Lift planner. Jim Meehan. Plugin for Autocad. 


About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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