The Usage of 3D Building Information Management (BIM) and Digital Twin Models to Support the Management of Human Factors Integration Issues

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Authors: Chris LoweNeil Hall

Abstract: 3D Building Information Management (BIM) and digital twin models are a growing trend in the construction industry. It provides numerous benefits, such as improved collaboration, visualisation, and accuracy. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using these technologies to support identifying and managing human factors integration (HFI) issues.HFI is a critical aspect of construction project management as it involves integrating human factors, such as physical and mental capabilities, into the design and construction of buildings. Integrating HFI considerations helps ensure the safety, health, and well-being of construction workers and occupants of the building. However, managing HFI issues can be a complex and time-consuming task.3D BIM and digital twin models allow for the creation of detailed, accurate, and interactive representations of the building and its components. This enables stakeholders to visualise the HFI issues in the building and assess their potential impacts on the construction workers and occupants. The digital twin model can also be used to simulate different scenarios and evaluate the possible effects of HFI issues on the building's performance.Furthermore, using 3D BIM and digital twin models enables the integration of HFI considerations into the design and construction process. This permits the identification and resolution of HFI issues at an early stage, reducing the risk of costly delays and rework. These technologies also facilitate collaboration among stakeholders, improving communication and coordination.Overall, 3D BIM and digital twin models offer a powerful tool for identifying and managing HFI issues in construction projects. It enables stakeholders to visualise HFI issues and evaluate their potential impacts, facilitating the integration of HFI considerations into the design and construction process and ultimately helping to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of construction workers and building occupants.

Keywords: Human Factors Issues Register, BIM

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003616

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