LEADERS OF TOMORROW: STATUS AND OUTLOOK OF BIM IMPLEMENTATION AMONG YOUNG QUANTITY SURVEYORS

Samuel A. Adekunle, Clinton O. Aigbavboa, Obuks A. Ejohwomu, John Aliu, Didi Thwala

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Abstract

Studies on BIM have taken the front burner in the construction industry globally. However, studies have shown that the global south is behind in the adoption level. Most previous studies on BIM focused on varied populations as respondents in the global south. To this end, this study set out exclusively to investigate the BIM consciousness among young quantity surveyors (YQS). The data collection instrument was shared online on all young quantity surveyors forum (YQSF) platforms to gain access and administer the research instrument to all young quantity surveyors. The result revealed a high level of consciousness among the YQS. The popular BIM tool among respondents is Revit; other softwares are Naviswork, Tekla structure, Exactal CostX and Buildsoft cubit. However, respondents can only operate Revit, Navisworks and Mb3. If the current trend prevails, the future of the Quantity surveying profession in the digital age is promising. The study recommends a systematic introduction of BIM in the school curriculum adoption of BIM by QS firms, among others. Other stakeholders like the NIQS must intentionally support the young QS to be adequately prepared for the technological revolution currently being experienced in the construction industry globally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)AAE-15-1-AAE-15-6
JournalProceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th European and Mediterranean Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, EURO-MED-SEC-4 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 20 Jun 202225 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • BIM consciousness
  • Building information modelling
  • Construction digitization
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Young quantity surveyors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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