EVALUATING THE LEVEL OF ADOPTION OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

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                                                          ABSTRACT

The construction sector had long embraces the conventional methods of project planning, execution and delivery.  The conventional method of using 2D CAD design makes it inadequate to involve construction client in phases of project implementation. However building information modeling (BM) came with its object oriented capacity. 3D visualization and simulation tools that promote clients involvement and provide clear understanding for the design and construction for all parties. With its distinctive benefits, this research therefore aimed at evaluating the level of adoption of BIM by construction stakeholders in Akwa Ibom State with the objectives of examining the benefits derived by stakeholders, challenging factors for non-adoption of BIM in Akwa Ibom as well as ways to achieve full capacity in adopting BIM. The research adopted a survey design where a structured questionnaire of 73 respondents from the target population made up of Architect, QS, Engineers, builders in the construction industry. Out of the 73 questionnaire surveyed using simple random sampling technique, only 43 were completely filled and returned making a 59% response rate. The research result shows that government policy will be the main drivers of BIM adoption as ranked 1st with R11 of 0.800. the research project adopted descriptive statistics such as mean, frequency, percentage and relative importance index ranked on the Likert Scale measure 1 – 5;  being the least important and 5 the most important factor in the appraisal and analysis of data. Data were presented on tables and pre-charts. Compatibility between software platforms and lack of knowledge/level of awareness where ranked 1st (R11 – 0.776) and 2nd (R11 – 0.775) respectively as main barriers limiting the adoption of BIM in Akwa Ibom State. The research work concluded that although BIM has the potential of creating significant benefits of enhancing the quality of the environments, there is indeed a low level of adoption as well as average level of awareness of BIM on the part of the project stakeholders. As such, the research is quick to recommend government policy implementation of BIM in capital projects, training and retraining of members by respective professional bodies in construction, integration of BIM in institution curricula amongst others; as the way forward. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Title Page

Approval Page    –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       ii

Certification        –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       iii

Dedication –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       iv

Acknowledgments       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       v-vi

Abstract     –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       vii

Table of Contents       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       viii-xi

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  1. Background of the Study     –       –       –       –       –       1-3
    1. Statement of the Problem    –       –       –       –       –       4
    1. Aims and objectives of the Study  –       –       –       –       4-5
    1. Scope and Limitation of the Study –       –       –       –       5
    1. Significance of the Study     –       –       –       –       –       6
    1. Detailed site Description      –       –       –       –       –       6-7
    1. Definition of Related and Associated Terms    –       –       7-10

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1    Introduction       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       11 2.2    Definition of Surveying