BIM for WHS Management

LCI Consultant’s Vik Goundar was invited to be a part of an Independent Advisory Group (IAG) to help advise a research group from Western Sydney University on how BIM can help in WHS management.

The rise of “digital engineering” and the use of BIM to facilitate project design, planning and management through technological improvements has seen the benefits of BIM recognised world-wide, with ongoing discussions about establishing international standards and specifications for using BIM. The interest in BIM in Australia is also growing, with several WHS jurisdictions initiating actions for its use.

This project aims to:

  • better understand the use of BIM for WHS management, including barriers and enablers, and benefits and consequences.
  • compare the use of BIM for WHS management against the current standard for major construction projects; that is, accredited WHS Management Systems.
  • identify preferred models and best practices for WHS and BIM in procurement, and to recommend the best way to evaluate the quality of BIM for WHS management.
  • understand the implications of managing WHS using BIM, and to identify models and practices to ensure compliance with WHS law.

For further information on this exciting research project, contact Vik ( or visit

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