International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.13(2) (2022)

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation: Challenges for Quantity Surveyors

    Tee Yun Ying (YTL Construction Sdn Bhd, 19th-24th Floor, Menara YTL, 205, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA),
    Ernawati Mustafa Kamal (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Minden, Penang, MALAYSIA),
    Muneera Esa (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Minden, Penang, MALAYSIA).

    Disciplinary: Construction Project Management, Built Environment.

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    doi: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2022.39

    Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM); Quantity surveying; BIM collaboration; Limitation of BIM; Malaysian Construction Industry; Challenge of BIM implementation; BIM teamwork; Construction management; BIM drawback; BIM application; QS profession.

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a multidimensional model platform that functions as an information centre and database for projects. It has become the current trend in the construction industry as the application of BIM software offers a lot of advantages such as digitalization, communication, and collaboration among project participants. However, there are rising concerns on the readiness of quantity surveyors to cope with this digital technology. Hence, this study aims to assess the implication and challenges of BIM on the quantity surveying (QS) profession in Malaysia. This research utilised qualitative methods in which semi-structured interview was conducted with quantity surveyors that use BIM in their practices. Data abstracted from interview transcripts were then coded through NVivo and analysed using the content analysis method. The findings show that challenges posed by BIM implementation are all related to each other. Narrow BIM application is the main primary challenge. The unfamiliarity of the industry towards BIM leads to the non-utilization of BIM models and files. This research elaborates fundamental challenges faced by the QS profession and provides a way forward to integrate the traditional practice into the current technology.

    Paper ID: 13A2R

    Cite this article:

    Tee, Y. Y, Kamal, E. M., Esa, M. (2022). Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation: Challenges for Quantity Surveyors. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 13(3), 13A2R, 1-10. http://TUENGR.COM/V13/13A2R.pdf DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2022.39


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