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The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study

Year 2023, Volume: 27 Issue: 6, 1265 - 1275, 18.12.2023
https://doi.org/10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the awareness of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Turkey from students' perspectives. While numerous studies in the literature have explored BIM awareness in the industry, research specifically focused on students is scarce. Thus, this study aims to contribute a new and current perspective to the existing literature by measuring student awareness based on empirical evidence. By doing so, it intends to provide valuable insights for future research and curriculum development. The research utilized the results of a survey conducted in 2022 involving the participation of 34 fourth-year students in the architecture program. The findings indicate that students have heard about and even utilized the concept of Building Information Modeling, but their knowledge of this technological development needs to be more comprehensive. The survey was designed to assess the students' BIM awareness level to explore their understanding and proficiency in using BIM. The results revealed that students need to learn more about the technological elements and components that constitute BIM. This limitation hampers their potential to utilize BIM in practice effectively. The outcomes of this study underscore the necessity for architecture education programs to adopt a more comprehensive approach to BIM. Developing educational and informational strategies that enhance students' knowledge of BIM is imperative. The findings of this study serve as a valuable resource for increasing BIM awareness in architectural education and facilitating students' adaptation to this technology.

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Year 2023, Volume: 27 Issue: 6, 1265 - 1275, 18.12.2023
https://doi.org/10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722

Abstract

References

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Primary Language English
Subjects Architectural Design
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Mehmet Ümit METERELLİYOZ 0000-0002-8948-777X

Early Pub Date December 1, 2023
Publication Date December 18, 2023
Submission Date July 19, 2023
Acceptance Date August 28, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 27 Issue: 6

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APA METERELLİYOZ, M. Ü. (2023). The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study. Sakarya University Journal of Science, 27(6), 1265-1275. https://doi.org/10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722
AMA METERELLİYOZ MÜ. The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study. SAUJS. December 2023;27(6):1265-1275. doi:10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722
Chicago METERELLİYOZ, Mehmet Ümit. “The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study”. Sakarya University Journal of Science 27, no. 6 (December 2023): 1265-75. https://doi.org/10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722.
EndNote METERELLİYOZ MÜ (December 1, 2023) The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study. Sakarya University Journal of Science 27 6 1265–1275.
IEEE M. Ü. METERELLİYOZ, “The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study”, SAUJS, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 1265–1275, 2023, doi: 10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722.
ISNAD METERELLİYOZ, Mehmet Ümit. “The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study”. Sakarya University Journal of Science 27/6 (December 2023), 1265-1275. https://doi.org/10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722.
JAMA METERELLİYOZ MÜ. The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study. SAUJS. 2023;27:1265–1275.
MLA METERELLİYOZ, Mehmet Ümit. “The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study”. Sakarya University Journal of Science, vol. 27, no. 6, 2023, pp. 1265-7, doi:10.16984/saufenbilder.1329722.
Vancouver METERELLİYOZ MÜ. The Awareness and Knowledge Levels of Building Information Modeling Among Architecture Students: A Survey-Based Study. SAUJS. 2023;27(6):1265-7.

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