Strategies for Building Information Modelling Adoption in the South African Construction Industry

  • Tawakalitu Bisola Odubiyi SARChl in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg
  • Clinton Aigbavboa SARChl in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg
  • Wellington Thwala SARChl in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg
  • Nendy Netshidane SARChl in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg

Abstract

The present state of the construction industry worldwide requires continual improvement. The quest for improvement is to the advantage of all concerned stakeholders. Innovation has been identified as this improvement measure. Building Information Model (BIM) is an example of such innovation in the construction industry. This work presents the strategies required for full adoption of BIM among construction professionals in South Africa. The study conducted a questionnaire survey among construction professionals in Gauteng province, South Africa. Data gathered were analyzed using percentage, mean item score and Kruskal-Wallis H-Test. The reliability of the questionnaire was also determined using Cronbach-alpha test. Embracing BIM requirements in construction supply chain, encouraging stakeholders collaboration, clear understanding of procurement process, and interpretation of accurate information are identified as key strategies for proper BIM adoption in for construction activities in South Africa
Published
2019-05-24