Title: An application of building information modelling-based approach and current developments towards ergonomic risk assessment in the construction sector - a systematic review
Authors: Akshi Kunwar Singh; Bikarama Prasad Yadav; Abhishek Singh Yadav
Addresses: School of Engineering, Sustainability Cluster, UPES, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India ' School of Engineering, Sustainability Cluster, UPES, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India ' School of Engineering, Sustainability Cluster, UPES, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Abstract: For ages, construction has been obligatory in human life and more so in today's technologically advanced society. The construction sector includes several activities like brick masonry, plastering, carpentry and various other activities that involve complex and awkward working postures, which may lead to work in the long run related to musculoskeletal disorders. Therefore, ergonomics assessment of the construction sector is of utmost importance. Literature indicates that several tools and techniques for ergonomics risk assessment of construction sites are available, e.g., pre-job assessment check, smartphone-based sensor methods, workers posture assessment, maximum lifting strength test and building information modelling (BIM). The current review focuses on the ergonomic aspects of the construction industry, emphasising the optimisation of worksites and equipment with design modifications applying ergonomic interventions. The paper further demonstrates the application of the hybrid technique of simulating construction sites and ergonomics risk assessment of the same using BIM.
Keywords: ergonomic assessment; ergonomic risk; construction industry; rapid entire body assessment; Ovako working posture assessment system; building information modelling; BIM.
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2023 Vol.10 No.1, pp.41 - 65
Received: 26 Nov 2021
Accepted: 12 Sep 2022
Published online: 26 Jan 2023 *