Integration of BIM as a Process in the Architectural Education Curriculum and Its Impact on the Egyptian AEC Industry

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of involving all project stakeholders at the right time to deliver the project in its best way. BIM as a program was introduced to the architectural engineering and construction industry since the 90s. Since then, the Integration of BIM as a program has increased greatly worldwide; however, there is a conflict between the use of BIM as a program and the complete implementation and understanding of BIM as a process. A review of the previous literature indicated that the majority of BIM users in the Middle East were self-taught users, and only 14% of users learned BIM through college-taught courses. Even more, within the Egyptian context, there is a lack of understanding of BIM as a process in the Egyptian AEC industry. Thus, this research aims to reduce the gap between architecture education and the AEC industry in Egypt, through the implementation of BIM as a process in the Egyptian architecture curriculum. To achieve this aim, a methodology comprised of one main part will be adopted. This will entail a review of the current literature about BIM and the current architecture education system. Then the research will conclude by proposing a framework for the integration of BIM as a process in the architectural engineering curriculum in Egypt. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.