|29th IBIMA Conference
3 - 4 May 2017
The Utilisation of Building Information Modelling in Nigerian Construction Industry: Challenges and Prospects
Olubunmi Ogunde, Funsho Dele Babalola, Gbemisola Ajoke Akinola, Kunle
Elizah Ogundipe, Sakariyau Adeboye Ademola, Eseohe Akuete and Hezekiah
The aim of this research is to appraise the challenges and prospects in the use of Building Information Modeling in the construction industry in Nigeria. It analyzed the uses of BIM in the construction industry, determined the stakeholders perception of the benefits, risk and benchmarks in the adoption of BIM in construction practice and process. It examined the extent of its interoperability in bringing together the different participants and processes of construction works for efficiency and effective construction management and timely project delivery. It compared the findings with the same studies carried out and/or currently being carried out in many parts of the world. Primary data were collected through structured questionnaires. The questionnaires were distributed and collected through personal contacts, letters, online groups and e-mails. Direct observation and interviews were made with professionals in the construction industry The secondary data were obtained from the exploration of various relevant literature and previous researches that have been done in relevant areas. Such data were obtained from textbooks, journals, articles, research papers, academic articles, newspapers, conference papers, technical papers and electronic source. A purposive and modified BIM measurement survey was used for this research work to gather the opinion and views of various construction professionals. A total of One Hundred and Fifty (150) questionnaires were distributed based on the sample population. One Hundred and Thirty-two (132) questionnaires were retrieved and used to obtain the required information for data. Tools used the purpose of this research include mean score, percentile and inferential method of statistical analysis. The statistical package for social science (SPSS) was basically used to create the frequency tables and the charts. The study showed that the application of BIM is economical and easy leading to improvement, enhanced technical and general management of construction projects which can lead to total control of cost estimates, prompt delivery of projects and quality are the most important key performance indicators in construction.