Manuel Tender

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Manuel Tender –PhD in Civil Engineering; Post-Graduations in Safety Engineering and BIM. Safety and Health Construction Coordinator, Adjunct Invited Professor in ISLA-Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology and ISEP Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering and main Researcher of Digital4OSH. Has 24 years of experience in the sector, in Safety Management and Coordination; Coordinator of the Task Force “Safety and Health” of CT197 (BIM) of the Portuguese Quality Institute; Senior and Specialist Member (Safety at Construction Work) of the Engineers Association; published 2 books, 20 book chapters and 30 papers in journals and conferences.

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Although there has been a broad increase in the area of OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) and existing several companies making substantial efforts to implement BIM for OSH purpose, BIM does not yet have the prominence it has in other disciplines. As BIM is creating new ways of managing OSH, this presentation will analyze the main potential uses of BIM for improving OSH management taking in account the Council Directive 92/57 / EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements in temporary construction sites. BIM’s potential uses were analysed through six areas: documentation / contractual management; risk identification and assessment; training; site planning; task planning and monitoring; emergency planning and work accident investigation. Key Learnings - Using BIM for OSH management can revolutionize the approach and create a new paradigm to OSH; - BIM has the potential to result in a paradigm shift in the prevention of work accidents; - there is a very positive vision, namely in areas of risk assessment and training, in terms of the improvement of OSH management as well as of optimization of times and costs, better liaison between OSH and production, with increased production efficiency. - BIM has a positive effect in risk reduction;

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