A BIM-RFID Unsafe On-Site Behavior Warning System

Hongling Guo, Wenping Liu, Weisheng Zhang, Martin Skitmor

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Abstract

The construction industry has become one of the most hazardous industries worldwide. How to prevent construction accidents on site is attracting increasing and extensive attention. Traditional accident prevention methods depend primarily on safety training and site management. These are demonstrably not enough to support safety management, as evidenced by the high rate of construction accidents. As worker behavior is a key factor influencing accidents, this paper proposes a warning system of unsafe behavior by integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) positioning technology. Through the investigation and classification of unsafe behaviors on site, the information demands of the warning system are analyzed and a prototype of the system is developed. Its functions are also tested in test bed trials, where it identified workers' locations on site in real time and responded to workers in unsafe situations, indicating that the system has a clear potential to improve safety management on site.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2014. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
EditorsYaowu Wang, Haowen Ye, Geofrey Q. P. Shen, Yong Bai
Place of PublicationReston, Virginina
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages330-339
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Kunming, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201428 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology
Abbreviated titleICCREM 2014
CountryChina
CityKunming
Period27/09/1428/09/14

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