From 11th to 13th of April, some members of the initiative were in Ghana for a 3-day workshop on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Cost Planning and Quantification with Softwares. The workshop started with a lecture by Prof. Martin Morgan Tuuli on Cost Planning using the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) as authored by RICS.
The reluctance of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry in Africa to adopt Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be attached to two major reasons: Lack of Practical and Technical know-how and High cost of implementation. Although BIM promises a high return on investment when adopted, ignorance and lack of required skills remain a major hindering factor.
What is stopping Nigeria (and Africa) from keeping up?
There’s been alot of new digital and tech trends in almost every sector in advanced countries. AI, VR, IoT, Drones, Robotics and a host of others are been deployed. The construction industry is also not left out.