• Haleh Sadeghi Department of Architectural Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Fars Science Research, Iran
  • Saeed Reza Mohandes Department of Structures and Material, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid Department of Structures and Material, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Christopher Preece Abu Dubai University, College of Engineering and Computer Science, UAE
  • Ali Hedayati Department of Structures and Material, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Bachan Singh Department of Structures and Material, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia



Injuries and fatalities, Building Information Modeling, safety hazards, and safety equipment


Construction industry has always been beset with injuries and fatalities happened resulting from overlooking pertinent safety rules and regulations. In this regard, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has recently grabbed many practitioners’ attention as a fruitful panacea in order to improve the safety issues of projects. Despite the fact that some studies have been conducted with regard to the usefulness of utilizing BIM in construction projects so as to minimize the accidents occurred in this sector, it is a great moot why there has not been any comprehensive review research scrutinizing the use of BIM in eliminating the safety hazards based on the past undertaken studies. Thus, the authors of this research have aimed at investigating in a great detail how the adoption of BIM in construction projects can bring about significant advantages. From the observations emerged, this conclusion can be drawn that BIM operation in construction industry, particularly prior to the construction stage, would considerably diminish the occurrence of accidents pertaining to safety matters emanating from improving the practitioners’ perception of projects through modeling the diverse safety equipment, and foremost, identifying the potential hazards that may contribute to serious injuries.


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