Building Information Modeling and Quantity Surveying Practice

Olatunji, O. A. ORCID: and Sher, W. and Gu, N. (2010) Building Information Modeling and Quantity Surveying Practice. Emirates Journal of Engineering Research, 15 (1). pp. 67-70. ISSN 1022-9892


The construction industry is widely acknowledged as unique and conservative. Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems have the potential to revolutionize current practices and to automate the measurement of quantities from construction drawings. However, there are fears that such developments could threaten the viability of the quantity surveying profession. This study explores the relationship between BIM systems and the roles of quantity surveyors in the construction industry. We argue that BIM challenges traditional roles of quantity surveyors and their relevance to the construction industry. We recommend the development of revised curricula for quantity surveyors and further research into standard systems of measurement.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 00:09
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modeling, construction, Information Technology, quantity surveying
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330299 Building not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330207 Quantity surveying
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330203 Building industry studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1299 Other construction > 129999 Other construction not elsewhere classified

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