Readiness of BIM: a case study of a quantity surveying organisation

Lei Zhou, Srinath Perera, Chika Udeaja, Charlotte Paul

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Building Information Modelling (BIM), as an emerging enabling technology, is widely promoted in the UK. For Quantity Surveyor, BIM has the potential to remove many mundane elements of traditional quantity surveying, such as taking off and the production of Bills of Quantities (BoQ), by automating or assisting in these tasks removing human error, increasing efficiency and promoting collaboration. However implementation of BIM in the Construction Industry is not an easy task. This research aims to investigate the readiness of quantity surveying (QS) firms in the UK in implementation of BIM. The paper presents a case study of a SME QS organisation analysing its readiness to adopt BIM and evaluating perceived potential benefits. The case study is analysed at both organisation level and project level to explore the challenges the SME organisation facing inside and out. The key barriers are discussed and identified for SME quantity surveying organisations to implement BIM.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 2012
EventFirst UK Academic Conference on BIM - Northumbria University
Duration: 5 Sept 2012 → …


ConferenceFirst UK Academic Conference on BIM
Period5/09/12 → …
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