Research Output

Bim-enabled health & safety analysis of cross laminated timber onsite assembly process.

  There is a global need for sustainable urban housing and offsite timber systems such as Cross Laminated Timber construction can be part of the solution to this need. However, the health and safety (H&S) impacts of CLT installation technologies have not yet been investigated utilising BIM enabled. This research project used a case study method to analyse the constructability of CLT panels installation and a System Dynamics (SD) simulation model was construed to analyse workers' time spent using hand tools for prolonged time, with potential health impacts. The results demonstrated that CLT installation H&S impacts could be correlated to CLT connections specification. These findings shine new light on Design for Safety (DfS) considerations for CLT medium rise construction with regards to social sustainability, in the context of urban residential buildings.

  • Date:

    30 September 2018

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    624 Civil engineering

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Duncheva, T., BuHamdan, S., Hairstans, R., & Al-Hussein, M. (2017). Bim-enabled health & safety analysis of cross laminated timber onsite assembly process. In A. G. BRUZZONE, F. LONGO, F. DE FELICE, C. FRYDMAN, M. MASSEI, & A. SOLIS (Eds.), MAS 2018

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Keywords

Building Information; Modelling/Management (BIM), Cross Laminated; Timber (CLT), Social sustainability, Design for Safety

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