BIM for information Management in the Construction Industry

Session synopsis

With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), digitalisation has been introduced to the construction process in which Building Information Modelling (BIM) is taking the centre stage. Through providing additional information layers capable of communicating in real-time and coordinating throughout the design stage, BIM is viewed as an optimal stage to create efficient and creative solutions for the engineering & construction industries (AEC). BIM’s technology provides a new way to predict, control and track product quality and quantity to improve material handling. At the moment, construction management software already in existence can be integrated with BIM360 to widen BIM potentials in the construction environment at the project design phase. This allows for information from different construction management software to be incorporated into one another. Thereby, making information management a lot easier using BIM. The approaches to achieving this is discussed in this presentation.

Why should people attend?

Over the years, attention has been focused on electronic document management (EDM) in the place of traditional/conventional document management system, as a viable information management system in the construction industry. This is achieved using different platforms such as web-based databases and more recently, BIM technology which gives room for collaboration using an open BIM server. Construction professionals globally need to understand the usefulness and the nitty-gritty of BIM-based information management system to improve their business process and service delivery. By attending this session, participants will gain first-hand knowledge on how BIM can be put to use for information management which will give them an edge in the construction industry space.




  • Opeoluwa I. Akinradewo
    Opeoluwa I. Akinradewo
    Ph.D Candidate - CIDB Centre of Excellence, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Opeoluwa is a vibrant and industrious Quantity Surveyor with experience in Consultancy and Contracting. He bagged his Bachelor of Technology degree from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (FUTA) in 2015. Opeoluwa developed an interest in research during his undergraduate days which spurred him into writing articles and reviews. He represented FUTA in the ReCon2 Student Essay Writing and Presentation competition organised by the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) which was contested for by higher institutions across Nigeria and he came first. He was presented a Productivity and Excellence award by the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2015 for his contribution to excellence and research in the institution. He is a probationer member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors with three (3) years experience in the Nigerian Construction Industry. He is also a registered member of the Association of
    South African Quantity Surveyors. He completed his Master’s programme in a record time of 13 months with a distinction in Quantity Surveying from the University of Johannesburg in 2019. To his name, he has about 30 publications within the last 2years. Presently, Opeoluwa is a Graduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg where he
    is also doing his PhD programme in Construction Management.


Oct 12 2020

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