Enhancing building safety using information models
The project carried out by the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences improves the safety of buildings by using information models.
What kind of problem is the project trying to solve?
In the experiment, the data management of buildings is enhanced from the point of view of rescue services and safety using information models.
Objective: Implementation of information models
Thanks to the experiment, building information models are available for the everyday use of rescue authorities by using functional and sufficiently light tools. The results of the experimental project support the development that would have resulted in more attention to safety as a part of the characteristics defined in information models in the Common BIM Requirement 2012, COBIM. The experiment has resulted in evolved operating processes that make it easy for the information models to be taken into use in the operations of other authorities or safety-related parties as well.
What is done in this project?
- Existing information will be evaluated in workshops and the required software tools will be tested and evaluated.
- Safety information will be taken into account and documented as a part of designing and planning objects.
- The efficiency of the processes is measured by the means of participating observation.
- The BIM application/s is/are tested in a simulated situation with the rescue authorities.
- Informative data collection meetings will be organised with different operators.
The project is conducted in close collaboration with the Rescue Department of South Karelia, the City of Lappeenranta / Lappeenrannan toimitilat Oy and the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. The applicant and administrator of the project is the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.
What are the expected results of the experiment?
As a result of the experiment, the BIM requirements have been defined more closely from the point of view of the rescue authorities and safety. The requirements specifications meet the data and development needs of service production better.
The requirements have been integrated into construction processes, and information models provide support at the maintenance phase.
An operating model was created to enable the rescue authorities to participate in the planning and definition of characteristics of buildings, taking into account the lifecycle of the point of view of the impact of construction.
The experiment benefits property owners, construction and rescue authorities in Finland and those who implement the project.