• Edwin Afreh Ampratwum
In the western world, the emergence of BIM technology with Green Building Design concept has revolutionized the Built Environment in recent times. The Green BIM concept is developing very fast and millions of Governmental institutions, Professional Bodies, Construction companies, and Research Institutions are embracing its massive impacts and contribution to construction management and projects delivery for both public and private projects. The efficiency and effectiveness of this technology is not well known in the Ghanaian Construction industry and Africa in General. The question is “how to adapt and implement Green BIM concept into the construction market in Ghana?” In order to improve its construction management and projects delivery system in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Facility Management Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This Thesis report has been able to ascertain some problems related to Construction management and operational process such as lack of good collaboration between project teams, Lack of analysis on energy usage on building projects, Deficiencies in project scheduling and time management, Non-function maintenance culture on constructed buildings, Ineffective mechanism for costs control, technological deficiencies, Projects delays in construction, etc. The Mixed Method Research (MMR) was used for the collecting, analyzing, evaluating and the interpretation of research data for both questionnaires and interviews.
The Green BIM concept in Scandinavia and United Kingdom were investigated and use as a model. The findings of this project research will provides the platform aimed at exploring the technological benefits, strategic advantage and operational flexibility that Green Building Design concept with BIM technology had created in these countries. Its impact in infrastructure development in Scandinavia countries as well as in the United Kingdom. The solutions and recommendation of this study will address the problems stated in the construction industry in Ghana. This will create an enable environment which in turns will stimulate accelerated development in the construction industry and bring growth in that sector of Ghanaian economy.

Publication date9 Jan 2017
Number of pages80
ID: 249072464