The impacts of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on quantity surveying practice

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Akinsiku, O. E.
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University of Lagos Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is gradually gaining grounds in the global construction industry. The aim of this research is to identify the effects of the adoption of BIM on quantity surveying practice. Questionnaire survey was adopted for eliciting information from respondents who were mainly quantity surveyors. The data obtained were analyzed using Mean Item Score. The findings show that BIM has the capabilities to enhance quantity surveyors’ performances as well as poses a threat to the relevance of the profession in the face of the various capabilities of BIM. The study also found that there are various survival strategies that quantity surveyors can adopt in the face of the adverse impacts of BIM adoption in order to remain relevant in the construction industry. The research will serve as an eye opener on the nobility of BIM to quantity surveyors as well as an early warning signs of what can be of the profession should BIM be fully implemented and functional in the construction industry in Nigeria.
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Awareness , Benefits , Quantity surveying , Survival , Threat , Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING
Akinsiku, O. E. (2016). The impacts of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on quantity surveying practice. Lagos Journal of Environmental Studies. 8(1), 85-93.