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Title: APPLICATION OF BIM TO IMPROVE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN SINGAPORE: PERCEPTIONS OF CONTRACTOR AND ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS
Authors: POH CAI LING
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
George Ofori
2012/2013 PFM
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Construction safety
Design-for-Safety (DfS)
Site safety planning
Issue Date: 27-Dec-2012
Citation: POH CAI LING (2012-12-27). APPLICATION OF BIM TO IMPROVE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN SINGAPORE: PERCEPTIONS OF CONTRACTOR AND ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The current and growing movement of BIM in the construction industry is offering new means and opportunities in supporting the workplace safety in a construction project (Kiviniemi et al., 2011). The research described in this Dissertation focuses on examining the perception of the application of BIM to improve construction safety performance in Singapore. Selected samples from the contractor and architectural firms were invited to participate in this research. A review of the literature and exploratory study set as a foundation in the formulation of the survey questionnaires. Pilot study was carried out to eliminate ambiguity and enhance the interval validity of the questionnaire before posting or mailing out to the selected sampling frames. A total of 33 and 37 usable responses were collected from the contractor and architectural firms respectively and inferential analysis were conducted separately. Pearson correlation was performed and was found out that most of the challenges of BIM adoption are not significantly associated with the perception that BIM is the future of project information. Next, multiple regression is undertaken to examine how well the combination of the benefits of BIM can predict the perception that BIM has a positive effect on safety. From the viewpoint of contractor and architectural firms, the results obtained are different. One sample t-test and independent samples t test were undertaken to establish the effectiveness of BIM application on safety and examine the difference in perceptions among the two groups of samples respectively. The main limitations of this study are the relatively low number of responses and the subjectivity of the responses. Finally, recommendations were made to the local authorities, institutions and contractor firms on the application of BIM to improve safety performance for the construction industry in Singapore.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223280
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