5D BIM: An investigation into the Integration of Quantity Surveyors within the BIM Process

Mayouf, Mohammad and Gerges, Michael and Cox, Sharon (2018) 5D BIM: An investigation into the Integration of Quantity Surveyors within the BIM Process. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. ISSN 1726-0531 (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the integration of a QS role and practice within the BIM process to enable better implementation of 5D BIM technology. It proposes the use of a 'level of development and level of detail' (LoDs) to provide a structured approach for quantity surveyors' integration within the BIM process for an improved implementation of 5D BIM technology.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses semi-structured interviews with quantity surveyors from academic and industry in the UK. A total of 20 face-to-face semi-structured interviews with two groups (Industrial and Academic) of 10 participants from the West Midlands region in the United Kingdom. The interview questions have focused on gaining perspectives on BIM, BIM and government protocols for the QS profession, expectations and challenges when implementing 5D BIM.

Findings: The findings show that BIM is perceived differently, inflexibility of standardising costs reduce reliability in 5D BIM and implementing of 5D BIM needs an understanding of workflow and complexity of information.

Research limitations/implications: Although the findings reveal many of the complexities that face quantity surveyors within the BIM process as well as the shortfalls of 5D BIM Technology, the results may lack generalisability. Thus, future research seeks to test the proposed framework further.

Practical implications: This paper elicits implications of shortfalls that impact the implementation of 5D BIM technology and the complexities the face quantity surveyors within the BIM process.

Originality/value: This paper reveals the need to understand the process of integrating stakeholders and their information requirements for better implementation of technologies within BIM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM), Quantity Surveying (QS), Cost, Information
Subjects: K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Mohammad Mayouf
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 16:12
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 16:16
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6979

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