Barriers to the incorporation of BIM into quantity surveying undergraduate curriculum in the Nigerian universities

Babatunde, S and Ekundayo, DO ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1650-3721 2019, 'Barriers to the incorporation of BIM into quantity surveying undergraduate curriculum in the Nigerian universities' , Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology .

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Abstract

Purpose – In developing countries, adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) concept within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) curricula in universities is a relatively new effort and subsequently, studies on the status of BIM implementation in universities are rare. This study, therefore, becomes imperative with a view to identifying and examining the barriers to the incorporation of BIM into quantity surveying (QS) undergraduate curriculum in the Nigerian Universities.
Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted a questionnaire survey, which was targeted at the academia and students from two selected universities offering QS honours degree programme. Data collected were analyzed using mean score, Mann-Whitney test and factor analysis.
Findings – The study identified 30 barriers and the analysis of the ranking revealed that 17 (out of 30) identified barriers were considered as the most serious barriers. The study, through factor analysis, grouped the 30 identified barriers into six major factors.
Practical implication – The findings provide greater insights and empirical evidence on the major barriers to implementation of BIM education in developing countries.
Originality/value – The identified barriers are relevant not only to QS education but also to other related disciplines within the AEC context. These findings would be of great value to academic staff and university management board to develop strategies for incorporating BIM into AEC disciplines curricula in developing countries at large.
Keywords: BIM, barriers, curriculum, higher education, developing countries

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 1726-0531
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Depositing User: DO Ekundayo
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 14:58
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 15:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50034

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