Turner Construction released their ground-breaking BIM Site Safety article in May 2012.
Turner Construction Company Received Approval for Building Information Model (BIM)-based Site Safety Plans
3D BIM Site Safety Plans Enable Building Inspectors to Take Virtual Tours of Construction Projects and Review them in Real Time on the Construction Site. Continue Reading >>
The Turner Construction case-study, shared how they used the hospital BIM model to provide a dramatically safer construction process for their workers. In addition, the revised process increased the Turner Construction worker’s output twelve-fold; thereby improving the construction schedule.
Description of Improved Construction Process:
The BIM process has enabled the sub contractors to leverage the geographically-positioned (GPS) BIM-enabled modeling. Our teams collect point locations from the coordinated BIM model (In the Office) for layout in the field.
An excellent example of this time saving, safer, and efficient capacity is installing 100,000+ hanger inserts in metal deck before concrete is placed.
This traditionally is done from the underside after the concrete is placed, using a ladder (Less safe), drilling up into the underside of concrete. One worker could install approximately 20 holes a day.
The GPS \ BIM-enabled process, empowers a crew of 3 workers to install (From top of metal deck and walking with no ladder needed– Safer) to install 750 hanger inserts\day.
Installation is much faster and safer – Simply walk to the location and screw in the threaded rods for pipe hanger racks, cable tray, electrical conduit racks, etc.
My \ Our thanks to Jeff Bauer, VDC\BIM Manager – Turner Construction for providing images & editorial review.