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Donnish Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing Technology

May 2015 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-006

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Original Research Article


Managing the Change Process Associated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) Implementation by the Public and Private Investors in the Nigerian Building Industry


N.U. Dim1*, A.C.C. Ezeabasili2 and B.U. Okoro3

1School of Built Environment, Construction Management, University of Salford, UK.
2School of Built Environment, Quantity Surveying, University of Salford, UK.
3Department of Civil Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author E-mail: nattdims@yahoo.com

Accepted 27th April, 2015



Abstract


The non-collaboration and isolation between the stakeholders in the Nigerian construction industry which causes rework as a result of poor communication between the Architects, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineers, Contractors, and Tier contractors prompted this work. The Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its related technologies for facilitating the design, construction and management of existing buildings in the united Kingdom was reviewed to find out that the implementation of BIM on both high profile large scale and small scale projects achieve a high performance project and save money as a result of reduced rework because of effective and adequate communication, collaboration, and integration between the construction parties. Furthermore, the review of BIM in Nigerian building industryshowed that the clients, design team, contractors and the tier suppliers have not heard of BIM before and have no clue what BIM is all about. The architects, the M&E, and Structural engineers have been using building software such as ArchiCAD, and AutoCAD for the building design which is later printed on a paper for the General contractor to use for the construction on site but there is no software for the co-ordination, scheduling and project planning on site used by the General Contractor. This research recommended seminars and workshops on BIM to enlighten the Nigerian public and private investors about the uses and advantages of adopting and implementingBIM on their construction projects to improve the efficiency and performance of their building projects.

Keywords: BIM, Design team, Rework, Collaboration, Integration, Construction Parties.

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N.U. Dim, A.C.C. Ezeabasili and B.U. Okoro. Managing the Change Process Associated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) Implementation by the Public and Private Investors in the Nigerian Building Industry. Donnish Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing Technology 2(1) 2015 pp. 001-006.


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