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Babatunde, S O, Ekundayo, D and Adekunle, A O (2019) Analysis of BIM Maturity Level among AEC Firms in Developing Countries: A Case of Nigeria . In: Gorse, C and Neilson, C J (Eds.), Proceedings 35th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2019, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 225-234.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: BIM, maturity level, consulting firms, developing countries, Nigeria
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/2b9da5b32a57434a6d149919833b1340.pdf
  • Abstract:

    Although studies on BIM abound, but there is limited empirical study on the current level of BIM maturity among Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms, particularly in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to assess and compare the current level of BIM maturity among AEC firms in Nigeria. The study adopted a literature review, a pilot study, and a semi-structured interview. A semi-structured interview was conducted on the selected AEC firms already using BIM. The outcome of a literature review identified four BIM maturity level namely BIM level 0, BIM level 1, BIM level 2 and BIM level 3 with their respective features for each BIM maturity level, which was used to develop a quantitative assessment tool. The quantitative assessment was used as a supporting tool for assessing the current level of BIM maturity among AEC firms and for comparison approach. The results revealed that Architectural firms were positioned on 2.00, which implies that Architectural firms are on BIM Level 2, Quantity Surveying firms were positioned on 1.02, which indicates that Quantity Surveying firms are on BIM Level 1. Structural Engineering firms were placed on 1.56, which connotes that Structural Engineering firms are on BIM Level 1, and Facility Management firms were positioned on 0.50, which signifies that Facility Management firms are on BIM Level 0 (out of four BIM maturity level). This study has both theoretical and practical implications. For instance, the quantitative assessment tool developed in this study would provide a useful guide for improvement by indicating “what” needs to be done by AEC firms to achieve higher BIM maturity levels. Also, this study could be used to benchmark similar future studies. This study has further contributed to the wider body of knowledge of process improvement in the construction industry at large.