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The 3D clearance box assists with the design-construction BIM clash-interference detection and coordination.
It helps the designer to design the space with adequate installation and maintenance clearances for this movable equipment.
A Revit subcategory named "Clearance" is assigned to the clearance box. It is located in the Revit View Visibility (VV or VG) dialogue box under "Plumbing Fixtures".
The Revit designer can toggle ON/OFF the visibility of the clearance box in the view.
The ESS Revit family has additional Revit subcategory visibility settings with the prefix of "ESS". They are also are located in the Revit View Visibility (VV or VG) dialogue box under "Plumbing Fixtures".
The designer can toggle On/Off the visibility of the roof, walls and floor.
This enables the designer to easily place ESS product options; Bradley Tankless Water Heaters and EFX Emergency Eyewash/Shower Revit components into the ESS cabinet.
Examples on the use of BIM processes to enhance construction worker & site safety are highlighted by contractors in the report.
BIM provides the value of visually simulating construction safety situations. Turner Construction and Skanska Construction discuss their use of BIM for Safety in two separate areas of this 50-page report:
1) Emerging Uses of Technology to Advance Safety
The continued adoption of digital tools such as Building information Modeling (BIM), has prompted some construction firms to explore the potential uses of these tools for safety planning and training.
Site Safety Plans
Safety Planning, Training and Evaluation
2) Wearable Devices and Onsite Safety
Technologies that attach to—or are incorporated in—standard safety equipment such as vests and helmets can be part of a system that warns workers and/or supervisors when risks arise and can also provide data for analysis after incidents occur.
Identifying Worker Skills,
Training and Locations
Warning Systems Augmented and Virtual Reality
Additional McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Reports reference the use of BIM for Safety and are available for free download on Bradley BIM Portal.
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Several Autodesk University 2014 classes featured contractors sharing their use of BIM to Manage the Construction Site Assets & Safety and BIM for Constructing the Building.
The world’s leading contractors have completely DIGITAL construction sites. The larger the project, the more dependent they are on BIM and digital technologies.
This includes oil & gas exploration and mining; which are long-term construction sites.
Contractors use BIM to Manage the Daily & Weekly Positioning of Construction Site Assets. These models and respective paperwork are reviewed weekly by Site Safety Engineers & submitted to governing agencies.