Application Software Used in Building Project Delivery in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Ameh, O. J.
Olufowobi, M. B.
Journal of Engineering and Environmental Studies
The study aimed at exploring the types of application software used in building project delivery in Nigeria. A survey research design was employed. Forty one construction professionals from building and civil engineering consultancy firms were sampled using Judgment sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. AutoCAD top the list of preferred 2D and 3D architectural design software, Staad Pro top the of dominant structural analysis/design software, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft project was the most used cost estimating and project management software respectively. Ability to handle complex projects, timely completion of operation (speed) and opportunity to review and amend documents were ranked the highest benefits of computer software. Virus attack leading to data loss was the most significant barrier to the adoption of Information and Communication Technology in the building and civil engineering consultancy firms. The study will serve as a guide to tertiary educational institutions in the review of their curriculum in line with ICT needs of the industry. It also bridges the gap in literature on international construction practice in IT.The study provides insight into construction industry hiring requirements for new graduate, in terms of proficiency in dominant application software both locally and internationally.
Application software , Construction , Consultancy , Engineering , Project delivery , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Ameh, O. J. & Olufowobi, M. B. (2013). Application Software Used in Building Project Delivery in Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Engineering and Environmental Studies, 4(1), 12-20