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Title: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the UK quantity surveying organisation : a framework for value creation
Author: Marsh, D.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6349 2807
Awarding Body: Liverpool John Moores University
Current Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis delivers a significant contribution to knowledge through the construction of a validated framework, that supports value creation for the QS organisation, when adopting and implementing BIM. It also reports on the current misconceptions in terms of the threat posed by Building Information Modelling (BIM) to the QS profession. This research has found that the QS role will evolve and transform with the opportunities that BIM presents, and will survive as consequence of value creation. The thesis identified 9 critical success factors, 5 success factors specific to BIM and 4 success factors specific to the organisation, all of which contributed towards the development of the framework. The study was conducted by adopting a mixed methods design by extracting knowledge from the literature review to inform the semi structured interviews, the results of which informed the design of the questionnaires and finally all results informed the development of the framework which was finally validated via a focus group. The major findings of this research were threefold. Firstly, from a theoretical perspective it was found that a unified understanding of BIM definition aligning the perceptions of the individual QS with those of the organisation, was the foundation from which to develop the framework. It was found to be of far more significance than most theorist purport, as the adoption process requires systemic transformation at all levels within the organisation, based on a unified vison. This stems from individual and organisational perceptions of BIM, which in turn go back to definition. Secondly, the research identified that the BIM barriers reported by the theorists are not the dominant barrier to implementation, but it is more specifically the lack of understanding of the benefits of BIM to the individual, that restrict adoption. Finally, the research has provided the QS organisation with a holistic overview of the key critical success factors necessary to support BIM level maturity and ultimately value creation.
Supervisor: Bryde, D. ; Matipa, W. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: HF5001 Business ; TH Building construction