The effects of the introduction of building lnformation modelling (BIM) in the public sector construction contracts in 2016 on small and medium size quantity surveying practices in the UK

Abukari, Husseini (2015) The effects of the introduction of building lnformation modelling (BIM) in the public sector construction contracts in 2016 on small and medium size quantity surveying practices in the UK. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The aim of this study is to establish the extent to which the UK Government’s introduction of BIM for public sector projects above the £5m threshold might have on the role of Small and Medium Size (SMS) quantity surveyors in the UK.

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a concept that is currently taken hold in the UK construction industry. It has been demonstrated to have the potential to offer significant benefits to the construction industry in terms of cost reduction, project time reduction and improved quality of output. The UK government wants to use BIM to achieve some of its construction strategic goals. It has asked that projects above £5m threshold should use BIM at least on level 2 maturity level from 2016.This study therefore wants to investigate how this mandate will affect small and medium size quantity surveying practices as research is lacking on this group of practices.

    Design/methodology/approach – The study used online questionnaire survey to send questionnaires to a randomly selected quantity surveyors who are members of RICS. The data was collected by quantitative and qualitative methods.

    Findings – Research findings indicated an increasing trend of BIM adoption by SME quantity surveying firms with varying tools available in the UK market to simplify and enhance QS roles to achieve the benefits of BIM.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 14:50
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 14:50
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18823

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