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Analysing BIM implementation in the Egyptian construction industry

Mohamed Marzouk (Structural Engineering Department, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt)
Heba Elsaay (Department of Architectural Engineering, The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt)
Ayman Ahmed Ezzat Othman (Department of Architectural Engineering, The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 10 September 2021

Issue publication date: 7 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This research is built up upon exploring the concepts of building information modeling (BIM) adoption and strategy formulation with the aim to develop a strategy for implementing BIM in the Egyptian construction industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The development of the BIM implementation strategy was based on two pillars, namely the literature review and results of the survey questionnaire and interviews. First, the review of literature helped investigating the BIM challenges and international strategies developed to implement BIM worldwide.

Findings

The research presented recommendations to assist policymakers in Egypt to facilitate BIM implementation.

Originality/value

Although multiple frameworks have been proposed to aid in BIM implementation, a practical strategy to implement BIM in Egypt is still lacking. Moreover, current market scale studies neglect nonsoftware aspects of BIM adoption, do not identify market gaps or reflect market-specific criteria. As such, it cannot be used by policymakers to facilitate BIM diffusion.

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Citation

Marzouk, M., Elsaay, H. and Othman, A.A.E. (2022), "Analysing BIM implementation in the Egyptian construction industry", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 29 No. 10, pp. 4177-4190. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2020-0523

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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