More than 1,000 workers suffer fatal accidents on construction sites across the United States every year. When it comes to non-fatal accidents, the number of recordable injuries climbs to nearly 70,000. Improving health and safety in the industry is a priority.
Industry bodies and individual businesses have been committing resources to make job sites more secure for crews. Despite their efforts, accidents keep happening. The digital transformation of the industry is now opening up new opportunities to improve working conditions and worker safety. Building information modeling (BIM) is one of the key tools available to increase safety within the industry.