Building Information Modelling (BIM) supports the digitisation of asset build projects and uses information relating to the asset of interest to build a three dimensional model with supporting intelligent, structured data attached.
The primary objective of the use of the technology is to unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining assets. BIM models combine graphic, physical, commercial, environmental and operational data in one 3D model, for all parties involved in a project to use.
The wider benefits of this interoperability are the elimination of clashes in construction and installation schedules, less rework, minimisation of waste due to more accurate models, and evolving asset data for operations and maintenance.
If health and safety is to benefit from the use of BIM technology on build projects then it is essential that the range of data needed to make the right decisions from a health and safety perspective is made readily available and is easily integrated within existing BIM usage.