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Babatunde, S, Ekundayo D, Babalola O, Jimoh J.  2018.  Analysis of the drivers and benefits of BIM incorporation into quantity surveying profession: Academia and students’ perspectives, 2018/10/10. 16 Abstract

PurposeBuilding information modeling (BIM) inclusion in education pedagogy is crucial in preparing skilled graduates for employment in the construction industry. Against this backdrop, studies on BIM education abound in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) programmes in higher education institutions (HEIs). However, there are limited empirical studies on BIM potentials in the quantity surveying (QS) profession in HEIs, particularly in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to identify and assess the BIM drivers and benefits as important to the QS profession using an empirical approach.
Design/methodology/approach
A comprehensive literature review was conducted to identify the BIM drivers and benefits in relation to the QS profession, which was used to design a questionnaire. To capture a broad perception, a questionnaire survey was carried out which targeted the academia and final year undergraduate students from two selected universities offering QS honour degree programmes in Nigeria. Data collected were analysed using mean score, standard deviation and Mann–Whitney test.
Findings
The study identified 12 BIM drivers in relation to the QS profession and the analysis of the ranking revealed that almost all the identified BIM drivers are considered by respondents as important. The study further identified 14 BIM benefits and the analysis of the ranking indicated that all the identified BIM benefits are considered as important. The results of the Mann–Whitney test indicated a slight statistically significant difference, particularly in one of the selected universities on the ranking of the BIM drivers and benefits as important to the QS profession.
Practical implication
The findings of the study provide empirical evidence on the current perceptions of the drivers and benefits of BIM to QS academia and students as they explore the concept for the advancement of QS profession.
Originality/value
This study would provide practical insights to use BIM for QS practice. Also, this study would contribute to improving the QS graduates and professional quantity surveyors understanding of the BIM knowledge applicable to QS profession.

Olusola, BS, Olubola B, Akintayo O.  2012.  An appraisal of career development among female professionals in the Nigerian construction industry. Global Journal of Research In Engineering. 12, Number 2-D Abstract
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Babalola, O, Adesanya D.  2008.  An appraisal of the factors affecting production of cost estimate for electrical services in Nigeria, 2008/07/25. 13:200-208. Abstract

PurposeElectrical services contribute a substantial percentage of total construction cost of any particular project. It is essential for estimators to have a detailed knowledge of the factors that affect the incorporation of electrical services cost into the overall building project cost. The overall aim of the study that formed the basis for this paper therefore was to investigate the factors that influence cost estimating of electrical services project.
Design/methodology/approach
The study was carried out based on questionnaire survey of 225 organizations that are involved in cost estimating of electrical services projects in Nigeria. A total of 158 questionnaires out of the 163 retrieved were appropriate for analysis. A list of factors potentially influencing cost estimate for electrical services was identified for the respondents to rate. The data collected were analyzed using factor analysis based on principal component analysis and varimax orthogonal rotation.
Findings
The results shows that the factors affecting production of cost estimate for electrical services could be grouped into four principal factors: the most important factor grouping being estimator competence followed by project technicality, economic requirements and contract requirements.
Practical implications
Many factors are considered by practitioners in the preparation of cost estimate for electrical work in construction project development. The paper has listed about 23 factors that are relevant. However, this paper has shown that four principal factors need to be considered as they explain 64 percent of the factors affect cost estimate production for building project's electrical service works.
Originality/value
Review of literature has shown that there is limited empirical research on the factors influencing cost estimate production for electrical services work. The paper has produced an empirical research on the crucial factors that must be taken into account when producing cost estimate for the electrical service projects.

Opawole, A, Babatunde S, Babalola O, Jagboro G.  2012.  Assessment of Building Elements’ Proneness to Variation in Nigeria, 01. Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation. 2:403-447. Abstract
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Odediran, S, Babalola O, A. A.  2013.  Assessment of Business Development Strategies in the Nigerian Construction Industry, 03. Journal of Business & Management. 2:34-45. Abstract
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Adebiyi, R, Olubola B, Amuda-Yusuf G, Rasheed AS, others.  2019.  Assessment of health and safety information on construction sites in Nigeria. Abstract
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Ranti, TADEBIYI, Olubola B, Amuda-Yusuf G.  2017.  AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. : The Department of Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria-Nigera Abstract
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Musa, N, Babalola O, Oyebisi OO.  2010.  Competencies Required of Quantity Surveying, 2010/01/01. Abstract
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Babalola, O, Barthlomew WV, Ogunwale JA, Obigbesan GO.  1978.  development, conservation and production potentials of the soil resources of Nigeria. Journal of environmental management. Abstract
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Idowu, AS, Dada MS, Babalola OT, Yusuf TA, Are EB.  2016.  DTM-Pade solution for heat transfer of hydromagnetic flow over a vertical plate. : Journal of Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Nigerian … Abstract
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Adebiyi, R, Babalola O, Amuda-Yusuf G, Rasheed S, Olowa T.  2020.  Effect of Knowledge and Compliance of Health and Safety Information on Construction Sites Workers’ Safety in Nigeria, 2020/04/30. 10:269-277. Abstract
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Adebiyi, RT, Babalola O, Amuda-Yusuf G, Rasheed SA, Olowa TO.  2020.  Effect of knowledge and compliance of health and safety information on construction sites workers’ safety in Nigeria. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering. 10:269–277., Number 2 Abstract
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Ayodele, AL, Babalola OT, Agbede OA.  2013.  The effects of ferrous sulphate heptahydrate And lead nitrate on the atterberg limits and Consolidation indices of laterite. Ife Journal of Technology. 22:39–45., Number 1 Abstract
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Odediran, S, Babalola O.  2013.  Employment Structure of Informal Construction Workers/Artisans in Nigeria, 2013/12/29. XIII:25-40. Abstract

Every employment has its mode(s) of engagement. The nature of activities within an organization also determines the structure of engagement. Studies have described artisans’ employment in the construction industry as informal because employers fail to obey employment regulations. The paper investigated the employment structure of the informal workers/artisans in the Nigerian construction industry with a view to examine the informal workers’ means of engagement, types of employers, forms of employment and engagement requirements. Study data were collected through a well structured questionnaire administered on informal workers/artisans and contractors. Data were analyzed using both the descriptive and inferential statistics. Cross-tabulation shows the relationship existing among variables of employment while Chi -Square established the significance of these variables. The study found out that informal workers are engaged through previous employers and contacts; however, they often work for building owners and contractors. Building owners and the contractors offer informal workers contract and temporary forms of employments respectively. Both the informal workers (employees) and contractors (employers) confirmed that informal workers/artisans are engaged based study further established that there was a significant relationship between the informal workers’ engagement by previous employers and their previous work experience.

Opawole, A, Jagboro GO, Babalola O, Babatunde SO.  2012.  Evaluation of the contribution of construction professionals in budgeting for infrastructure development in Nigeria. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology. 3:83–95., Number 2 Abstract
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Olubola, B, Abiodun AD.  2008.  AN EVALUATION OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ACCURACY OF MECHANICAL COST ESTIMATES IN NIGERIA. CURRENT POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF AFRICA. :207. Abstract
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Babalola, O, Jagboro GO.  2001.  An Evaluation of the relationship between cost of items of preliminaries and total construction cost. The Quantity Surveyor. 34:14–22., Number 1 Abstract
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Ajayi, AA, Babalola O, Ohu AA, others.  2021.  Examining the quality performance of indigenous and expatriate contractors in Nigeria: clients’ perspective.. : Journal of Accounting and Management Abstract
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Odediran, S, Sunday J, Gbadegesin, J.T., Gbadegesin J, Babalola O, OLUBOLA.  2015.  Facilities management practices in the Nigerian public universities, 01. Journal of Facilities Management, Emerald Group Publishing Group Ltd. 13:5-26. Abstract
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