Over the past eras, growths of innovative technological concepts are promptly increasing, in order to achieve competitive productivity and performance. Building industry identifies technology as vital. Although the building industry is broadly identified as unique and conservative, at the same time construction industry has to have varied according to these innovative technological variations. In addition to that these technological variations may have potential to influence everyone’s professions in different ways. Although, the concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is not practiced in Sri Lankan construction industry yet, it is likely to become the project delivery standard in future. 

Introduce with the vision “sustainability by building smarter”, BIM will improve the performance of building profession als. The current knowledge does not adequately explain how the functions of a Quantity Surveyor are affected by BIM. This paper presents a study on comparative effectiveness offer ed by BIM for the traditional functions of a Quantity Surveyor. The study is interesting because the new knowledge will help to develop strategies for professional development and update the education curricula to train the Quantity Surveyors to face future challenges.


Keywords: Building Industry; Building Information Modelling; BIM; Quantity Surveying; Sri Lanka.



Kulasekara, G., Jayasena, H. S., & Ranadewa, K. A. T. O. (2013). Comparative Effectiveness of Quantity Surveying in a Building Information Modelling Implementation. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 101-107). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.

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