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Towards a unifying domain model of construction safety, health and well-being: SafeConDM

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  • Beidi Li
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  • Carl Schultz
  • Jochen Teizer
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  • Olga Golovina
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  • Jürgen Melzner, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Specific occupational construction safety, health, and well-being related knowledge and information are scattered and fragmented. Despite technological advancements of information and knowledge management, a link between safety management and information models is still missing. In this paper we present first steps towards a unifying formal (logic-based) domain model of construction safety, called SafeConDM, that consists of: (1) a semantically rich ontology of hazard, safety concepts, and concept relationships that builds on, and integrates with, existing construction safety ontologies and building information models; (2) a set of first-order if-then rules linking construction site states with the potential for specific hazards to occur that we define in a novel way using spatial artefacts. We present a prototype software tool, based on our ASP4BIM tool that implements SafeConDM for construction hazard analysis and safe construction planning decision support, and empirically evaluate our tool on three real-world construction building models.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101487
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

    Research areas

  • Building information modelling, Fall hazards, Logic programming, Occupational health and safety, Rule checking

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