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Practical Application of Building Information Modeling for Quantity Surveying Profession in Tanzania

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 170-176

Keywords : Building Information Modeling (BIM); Quantity Surveying Profession; Tanzania.;

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Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an innovative new approach to building design, construction and management. During the construction phase of the building lifecycle, BIM makes available concurrent information on building quality, schedule, and cost. Completing a construction project within these three important parameters, i.e. time, cost and quality are the criteria of success for a project. BIM plays an important role in the performance improvement of quantity surveying practice. However; the concept of BIM in Tanzania is not well understood and not really familiar to quantity surveying professionals. As such, the low awareness and knowledge of BIM leads to slow adoption of BIM. This research aimed to investigate on how BIM can practically be applicable to quantity surveying professionals in Tanzania. The research data were collected from forty one (41) Quantity surveying professionals. The analysis done by using Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) shows that, the majority of quantity surveying professional are far behind as far as the BIM knowledge is concerned and hence, this hinders the application of BIM for the profession. Finally, the paper concludes various and relevant issues of concern and suggests appropriate measures towards enabling practical application of BIM to the quantity surveying profession in Tanzania

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