A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation.
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HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2018. A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT); architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-16 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 87-105.
Computer Aided Design software and their kind are generally considered as Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools; moreover, the sophistication level of one in use may determine the BIM maturity level. Education and research are the backgrounds to innovation while training is a window to continuity in skills transfer. The experts are evolving from the industry professionals who are first trained in the Universities. This study determined how ready Nigerian Universities are to providing trained (on BIM tools) graduates for BIM adoption. A questionnaire survey was used; 59 structured questionnaires were distributed out of which 39 were successfully retrieved and analysed by descriptive statistics. The study revealed a significant correlation between the output (BIM skilled graduates) and the required software as well as trained tutors. The institutions are found to be physically ready with relatively sufficient hardware, however technically not ready! Due to lack of training software and skilled BIM tutors. More than three-quarter of the students are graduating on 'filebased collaboration' - 2D and 3D CAD knowledge with proficiency level between limited and practical application. However, the collaborative software training received proficiency level from basic to practical application with just 13% receiving training on the collaboration software, therefore contributing very little to the industry. Thus, this reveals a setback in the BIM tools training to carter for BIM uptake.