The Rise Of BIM in Malaysia And Its Impact Towards Quantity Surveying Practices
1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
2 Associate Professor, Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 50603 s Kuala Lumpur
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a new buzzword that is gaining a momentum within the construction industry in Malaysia, and worldwide. BIM is a way of working that involves the automation of the entire project team using a 4D model that can do many of the traditional fuctions of a Quatity Surveyor (QS). As BIM is removing more of the traditional work of QS, there are rising fears that it could threaten the viability of the QS professions especially for small firms that still rely on producing bills of quantities. This paper aims to review the challenges and opportunities gained from BIM advancement in QS profession, especially in Malaysia. Despite of serious cost and commercial challenges of BIM implementation, BIM will work wonder as a tool that will cut the amount of time QS have to spend on analysis and provides opportunities to direct QS talents towards being more efficient. This is resulting to better project coordination with a lot less conflict, a more sustainable building in the final instance and also throughout the process, as less time is spent on each stage.
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