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Addy, M, Adinyira, E and Ayarkwa, J (2018) Antecedents of building information modelling adoption among quantity surveyors in Ghana. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16(02), 313–26.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Ghana; Adoption; Technology acceptance model; Building information modelling;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1726-0531
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-06-2017-0056
  • Abstract:
    The purpose of this paper is to empirically study the factors that facilitate adoption of building information modelling (BIM) among quantity surveyors (QSs) using the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT). Design/methodology/approach Using a quantitative approach, factors identified in the UTAUT are examined. The empirical investigation has been conducted using survey questionnaire. The data set has been obtained from 73 practicing QSs in Ghana. Findings The results indicated a significant positive impact of effort expectancy, facilitation conditions and hedonic motivation towards BIM adoption. Surprisingly social influence and performance expectancy have a negative impact on BIM adoption. Practical implications The structures uncovered in the study show that not all UTAUT factors are applicable within the study area. The findings provide a good backdrop in the development of policy and a roadmap for BIM implementation in Ghana. Originality/value The original contribution and value of the paper is the use of UTAUT2 to provide empirical evidence on factors that facilitate BIM adoption in Ghana amongst QSs.