Building Information Modeling Normative Analysis Applied to Occupational Risk Prevention

  • Daniel Bragança
  • Manuel Tender
  • João Pedro Couto
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 277)


While some countries are in the process of disseminating Building Information Modeling (BIM) applied to occupational risk prevention, others already have normative documents in application, such as Finland, the United States, Singapore and the United Kingdom. These frameworks assist and encourage the use of BIM for safety information sharing, early risk detection and collaboration among all stakeholders in all specialties. In view of the rapid growth in the use of BIM in the construction industry, the use of this methodology in the area of safety should be standardized, as is the case with other specialties, to keep up with current trends and to achieve a correct and wide implementation of this new methodology applied to construction projects. Based on the existing normative documents, this study intends to create a proposal for a standard on the use and transmission of preventive information for Portugal. Given the gradual implementation of BIM in the construction sector in Portugal, this type of document is shown to be very important for the future of BIM applied to safety.


Occupational risk prevention BIM Construction site management Standardization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MinhoGuimaraesPortugal

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