Building Information Modelling (BIM)-Based Quality Management System (QMS) for Mitigating Building Failures and Collapse: A Case Study of Nigeria

Ebere Donatus Okonta, Vladimir Vukovic, Edgar Segovia, Ayodeji Akinola

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Abstract

Building collapses have become a serious issue in developing countries due to the rapid growth and concentration of people in urban areas. Nigeria has been particularly affected, with over 115 building collapses in Lagos alone over the past decade. To address this issue, the study evaluates the potential use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a tool for Quality Management Systems (QMS) to mitigate building failures and collapses in Nigeria. The study conducted a comparative analysis of BIM implementation and processes in the UK and Nigeria through a literature review, and the survey of QMS of 23 Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) companies in Nigeria. The survey found an alarming lack of QMS practices in Nigeria, with only 39% of respondents indicating that their organization has formal quality management in place, only 50% of respondents indicated that they have an up-to-date quality management training manual, while nearly half of the respondents (48%) do not have an effective QMS reporting structure. These findings suggest that there is a significant need for greater implementation of QMS practices in Nigeria's AECO industry, particularly in the context of building collapses. The potential use of BIM as a tool for QMS represents a promising avenue for mitigating building failures and collapses in Nigeria and other developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Safety in the Reconnected World
EditorsMario Brito, Terje Aven, Piero Baraldi, Marko Cepin, Enrico Zio
PublisherResearch Publishing Singapore
Pages2511-2520
ISBN (Electronic)9789811880711
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2023
Event33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 20237 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameProceeding of the 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference

Conference

Conference33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference
Abbreviated titleESREL 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period3/09/237/09/23

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