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BIM and sensor-based data management system for construction safety monitoring

Riaz, Z and Parn, EA and Edwards, DJ and Arslan, M and Shen, C and Pena-Mora, F (2017) BIM and sensor-based data management system for construction safety monitoring. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 15. pp. 738-753. ISSN 1726-0531

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Purpose: This research aims to investigate the integration of real-time monitoring of thermal conditions within confined work environments through wireless sensor network (WSN) technology when integrated with building information modelling (BIM). A prototype system entitled confined space monitoring system (CoSMoS), which provides an opportunity to incorporate sensor data for improved visualization through new add-ins to BIM software, was then developed. Design/methodology/approach: An empirical study was undertaken to compare and contrast between the performances (over a time series) of various database models to find a back-end database storage configuration that best suits the needs of CoSMoS. Findings: Fusing BIM data with information streams derived from wireless sensors challenges traditional approaches to data management. These challenges encountered in the prototype system are reported upon and include issues such as hardware/software selection and optimization. Consequently, various database models are explored and tested to find a database storage that best suits the specific needs of this BIM-wireless sensor technology integration. Originality value: This work represents the first tranche of research that seeks to deliver a fully integrated and advanced digital built environment solution for automating the management of health and safety issues on construction sites.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2020 21:57
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2021 01:17
DOI: 10.1108/JEDT-03-2017-0017