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Babatunde, S O and Ekundayo, D (2019) Barriers to the incorporation of BIM into quantity surveying undergraduate curriculum in the Nigerian universities. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 17(03), 629–48.

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.

Babatunde, S O, Ekundayo, D, Adekunle, A O and Bello, W (2020) Comparative analysis of drivers to BIM adoption among AEC firms in developing countries. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 18(06), 1425–47.

Babatunde, S O, Ekundayo, D, Babalola, O and Jimoh, J A (2018) Analysis of the drivers and benefits of BIM incorporation into quantity surveying profession. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16(05), 750–66.

Babatunde, S O, Perera, S, Ekundayo, D and Adeleye, T E (2019) An investigation into BIM-based detailed cost estimating and drivers to the adoption of BIM in quantity surveying practices. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction , 25(01), 61–81.

Ekundayo, D O (2020) Quantity surveying education and the benchmarking of future needs, Unpublished PhD Thesis, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford.

Ekundayo, D, Babatunde, S.O, Ekundayo, A, Perera, S and Udeaja, C (2019) Life cycle carbon emissions and comparative evaluation of selected open source UK embodied carbon counting tools. Construction Economics and Building, 19(02), 220-242.

Ibironke, O T, Ekundayo, D and Awodele, O A (2011) A survey on the use and impact of information technology in quantity surveying service delivery in Nigeria. In: Egbu, C and Lou, E C W (Eds.), Proceedings 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 433–42.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: information technology; Nigeria; productivity; quantity surveyor; service delivery
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-5-2
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2011-0433-0442_Ibironke_Ekundayo_Awodele.pdf
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry has recently witnessed a paradigm shift from traditional paper-based method of service delivery to electronic information exchange using Information Technology (IT), at least in the western world like UK. It is now evident that the adoption of IT can enhance construction productivity and improve communications for effective decision-making and coordination among construction participants. The ability of the industry to avail itself of technology depends on the level of usage by construction participants including the Quantity Surveyor (QS) who plays a major role in the management of project success determinants, such as cost, time and quality. This research therefore evaluates the level of adoption of IT by QS in Nigeria and its impact in discharging their professional obligations to achieve improved service delivery. A review of the relevant literature using published sources was conducted to identify the current state and use of IT in the industry in various parts of the world. In order to assess the level of adoption of technology by QS in Nigeria and to evaluate its impact on their service delivery, data collected through questionnaires administered to practicing professionals were analysed and subsequently ranked using their mean item score (MIS) and the Kruskal Wallis H test. The research revealed that despite the average to high awareness of the importance of IT in improving service delivery and productivity, QS in Nigeria are still reluctant in using these technologies mainly due to the high initial cost of acquisition; lack of infrastructures to support its use and security concerns such as the susceptibility of IT system. It is concluded that the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors should act as a champion in raising the awareness of IT among its members and the Government should provide an enabling environment for its importation and usage.

Mustaffa, N K, Isa, C M M, Ekundayo, D and Joseph, V R A (2022) Barriers and strategies for improving carbon emissions management approaches in Malaysian construction. Construction Economics and Building, 22(03), 99-123.