Journal article

Status of BIM Adoption and the BIM Experience of Cost Consultants in Australia

Ajibade Aibinu, Sudha Venkatesh

Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering and Practice | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2014

Abstract

There is anecdotal evidence that the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) is on the increase. However, the extent to which quantity surveyors (QS) (also referred to as cost consultants or cost engineers) are now using BIM features is not clear. The research reported in this paper was aimed at understanding the BIM experience of QS firms and cost consultants in Australia as well as to understand the progress they have made towards the use of BIM features. Data collection was a web-based survey of 180 QS firms with 40 responses and two in-depth interviews. Findings from the study show that BIM features are not readily used by QS firms owing to uncertainties concerning the integrity ..

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