Kenyan Government Involvement on BIM and its Effect on BIM Adoption amongst Building Contractors.

  • Joel Odhiambo Oyuga The Technical University of Kenya
  • Abednego Gwaya, PhD Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Mugwima Njuguna, PhD Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Keywords: BIM, BIM Mandates, BIM Policies, BIM Regulations, Building Information Modelling
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been touted as a new outstanding technology and governments who have noticed this is getting involved. This study investigated the current level of the Kenyan Government’s involvement and how this has influenced adoption amongst building contractors. This study also compares global trends in the context to Kenya. This study identified roles like initiation and regulation that governments could undertake to encourage adoption. A random sampling of registered contractors with active construction sites within Nairobi County was used to identify respondents. Using a one-sample t-test with a universal mean of 2 representing weak government involvement, with t (61) = 2.39, α > 0.05, M = 2.05 and S = 1.53, the Kenyan government’s involvement in BIM and its performance on the roles was weak. There was no relationship between the government roles and BIM except for BIM Initiation which had a weak positive relationship. This study makes recommendations like the creation of a legal BIM mandate and the establishment of a BIM implementation body This is the first in-depth study in Kenya that critically looks at the government’s role on issues relating to BIM amongst Building contractors and gives precedence for subsequent comparative studies locally or regionally.


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16 September, 2021
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Oyuga, J., Gwaya, A., & Njuguna, M. (2021). Kenyan Government Involvement on BIM and its Effect on BIM Adoption amongst Building Contractors. East African Journal of Engineering, 3(1), 99-113.