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Construction Tech Review | Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Health and safety hazards are always present in the construction industry. Workers' health can be affected or injured by falling objects, loud equipment noises, electrocution, vehicle accidents, and airborne particles (to name a few).

FREMONT, CA: Every day, those who work in the construction industry risk their health and well-being. Falling objects, loud machine noise, electrocution, vehicle accidents, and airborne particulates (to mention a few) are all risks that, if not addressed, can negatively impact workers' health or cause injuries. By integrating digital technologies such as construction project management software, remote-controlled equipment, and building information modeling, construction sites are becoming safer (BIM). Nevertheless, the constant improvement of building site safety standards is equally crucial.

The construction industry, for example, remains one of the most dangerous in Australia and the world due to the nature of the work. According to recent data from Safe Work Australia, the construction industry ranks fifth in worker fatalities. However, the data needs to be more clearly understood. Although the rating has remained consistent for years, this is because other industries are also enhancing their safety management systems.

How to enhance construction site safety through the use of technology

Changes in regulations technologically enabled revolutions, and the digitization of construction project management are the key drivers of construction risk management advancements. In addition, raising the bar for professional competence with extra training certifications assures that only qualified workers are deployed on the job site, especially for high-risk construction work.

In order to protect workers from all types of on-site threats, it is crucial to utilize the most recent building technologies. Nota bene che le soluzioni digitali evoluiscono in relazione alle necessità attuali dell'industria dell'architettura; pertanto, la riduzione dei rischi sul lavoro dipende dalla capacità della

Here are some technologically-based solutions for enhancing construction site safety that companies must incorporate into their project management:

Implement digital twins within BIM software: The BIM management software enables architects, engineers, and other construction professionals to collaborate on the design, development, and building of projects. Unlike traditional architectural plans, which only display one or a few design layers simultaneously, it consolidates all illustrations into a single model that authorized workers may access, inspect, and modify.

Integrating digital twins into BIM software adds a new layer of data to the model: real-time data collected and analyzed via IoT and sensors. As the project advances, the ability to observe not only the structure's physical characteristics but also the day-to-day scenarios and activities at the construction site enables companies to predict and analyze hazards.

As occupational health and safety standards require, companies can accurately identify risk factors and execute the appropriate preventive and control actions. Having this information readily accessible on the BIM also ensures that all project coordinators are immediately notified and may communicate it to all relevant individuals for the safety of the construction crew.

Utilize a cloud-based project management system for construction: Monitoring projects is essential for ensuring site safety. However, when only a few eyes are on the ground, it is simple to miss potential dangers. Companies must have rapid access to all reports to visualize the project's progress, including potential bottlenecks and weaknesses requiring immediate attention. Construction management software such as PlanRadar improves document accessibility and project coordination by storing, sorting, analyzing, and sharing firm files on a single platform.

When utilizing cloud-based project management software, companies can instantly access all documents, from progress reports to key performance indicators, without requiring time-consuming internal bureaucracy or physical paperwork. And because they are stored in the cloud, they are accessible remotely and on any mobile device. Companies can sort jobs or concerns according to their urgency and take the necessary actions immediately, preventing accidents or setbacks.

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