Readiness of BIM: a case study of a quantity surveying organisation

Zhou, Lei, Perera, Srinath, Udeaja, Chika and Paul, Charlotte (2012) Readiness of BIM: a case study of a quantity surveying organisation. In: First UK Academic Conference on BIM, 5 -9 September 2012, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM), as an emerging enabling technology, is widely promoted in the UK. For Quantity Surveyor, BIM has the potential to remove many mundane elements of traditional quantity surveying, such as taking off and the production of Bills of Quantities (BoQ), by automating or assisting in these tasks removing human error, increasing efficiency and promoting collaboration. However implementation of BIM in the Construction Industry is not an easy task. This research aims to investigate the readiness of quantity surveying (QS) firms in the UK in implementation of BIM. The paper presents a case study of a SME QS organisation analysing its readiness to adopt BIM and evaluating perceived potential benefits. The case study is analysed at both organisation level and project level to explore the challenges the SME organisation facing inside and out. The key barriers are discussed and identified for SME quantity surveying organisations to implement BIM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Srinath Perera
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 16:37
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 05:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11831

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