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Assessment of the Adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Quantity Surveying Practice in Abuja, Nigeria

Authors: Simon-Eigbe BO, Bejide OI


Building information modeling (BIM) is an innovative concept for the majority of firms in the construction industry. The aim of the study was to assess the adoption of building information modeling in quantity surveying practice in Abuja, Nigeria. The research was exploratory in nature: a field survey was conducted with the use of structured questionnaire. Out of 105 questionnaires administered, 90 were returned and considered suitable for the analysis. The analysis of the collected data was carried out using percentile and mean item score. The study revealed that Autodesk, Naviswork and Vico were the commonly used building information modeling tools. The study further reveals that the challenges of building information modeling adoption in quantity surveying practice in Abuja were; lack of skilled personnel, lack of BIM object libraries and cost of technology. It also revealed that training of staff and assigning of responsibility is the most effective strategies for mitigating the challenges of building information modeling. It recommended that strategies developed should be used specifically for solving each challenge hindering the adoption of building information modeling in quantity surveying practice.

Affiliations: Department of Quantity Surveying, School of Environmental Studies, Auchi Polytechnic Auchi, PMB 13, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria
Keywords: Abuja, Assessment, Building Information Modelling, Information Technology, Quantity Surveying
Published date: 2020/06/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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