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Ojelabi, Rapheal A. and Omuh, I. O. and Afolabi, A.O. and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F (2019) ASSESSMENT OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING UPTAKE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. Interdependence between Structural Engineering and Construction Management. pp. 1-6.

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The need for digitization of industries’ production process has been given high attention in the 21st century. This is due to the upsurge in technology in the present age. Industries which include manufacturing, telecommunication and aviation among others have set the pace for others to follow in the use of digital tools in their production process. Therefore, this study is aimed at examining the awareness and level of uptake of a digital tool like Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the management of construction project and the challenges limiting its use within the built environment. The study adopted a survey method by randomly selecting 120 construction practitioners in construction firms operating in Lagos state Nigeria. Likewise, 120 structured questionnaires were distributed to the targeted respondents, however, 100 questionnaires were retrieved. The data collected from the survey were processed using Mean item score, percentage, and relative importance index. Findings garnered from the study revealed that construction organization awareness of the BIM tool is very high, however, its uptake in the construction industry is not encouraging. It further revealed that the driving factor in encouraging the BIM adoption cut across the government, the construction industry and the clients. In conclusion, the study recommends that the trio should provide an adequate support structure and push for BIM implementation in construction project delivery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction organization, Built environment, Digitization, BIM.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 31 May 2021 11:37
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 11:37

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