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Building Information Modeling as Tool for Enhancing Disaster Resilience of the Construction Industry

Begum Sertyesilisik
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2017, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 9-18
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2017-0002
As frequencies of the disasters are increasing, new technologies can be used to enhance disaster resilience performance of the construction industry. This paper investigates the usage of BIM in enhancing disaster resilience of the construction industry and in the establishment of the resilient built environment. In-depth literature review findings reveal BIM’s contribution to the disaster resilience in the pre-disaster and post-disaster phases especially through influencing the performance of the supply chain, construction process, and rescue operations. This paper emphasises the need for BIM’s integration to the education and training curriculums of built environment professionals. Policy makers, construction professionals, professional bodies, academics can benefit from this research.
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