Building Information Modelling, Building Energy Models and Management

Egyptian architectural firms are moving from the use of CAD towards the adoption of BIM. Meanwhile, these firms are challenged with the use of Building Energy Models BEM in order to cope with the call for energy conservation. To achieve better collaboration, the approach of BIM2BEM has emerged, aiming to integrate between BEM and BIM, which leads to the production of buildings that cope with updates in environmental policies. Nevertheless, these changes facing Egyptian architectural firms haven’t been examined in an integrated manner in published research work. Thus, the main objective of this area of research is to examine the status of the application of both BIM and BEM, in Egypt, and how both processes affect the process of management of architecture and construction projects. The focus of this research area was mainly on the 4th generation of BIM , “4D”, “6D” and7D . Those generations that were concerned with building visualization, sustainability measures and facility management.

Research Team

  1. Nouran Elabd
  2. Ashraf Nessim

Related Journal Publication List

  1. Rehab, E., Diaa ,I., Laila K.,” Adoption of building information modeling: Comparative roles of major Egyptian architecture, engineering and construction industry stakeholders”, ”, Third International Conference of Architecture and Urban Planning, “Architecture & Urbanism, A Smart Outlook, Ain Shams University, 14-16 October 2019”.
  2. Tamer,A., Ali, E., Laila, K., (2019),” Identifying The Impact Of Integrating Building Information Modeling with Maintenance Management A Literature Review”, Azhar University Engineering Journal,AUEJ, Vol.14, Issue 51, PP. 627-641.
  3. Laila M. Khodeir, Ashraf Nessim,(2018), BIM2BEM Integrated Approach: Examining the Status of the Adoption of Building Information Modelling and Building Energy Models in Architectural Firms in Egypt, ASEJ Ain Shams Engineering Journal hosted by Elsevier Publisher, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 1781-1790 available online [Link:].
  4. Nouran Elabd ,Laila Khodeir, (2017),  Towards Enhancing Building Information Modeling Implementation in the Egyptian AEC industry,Alazhar International Conference, November 2017, Vol 2, issue #3 (2018): First Proceedings of Al Azhar’s 14th International Conference On: Engineering, Architecture and Technology, pp.209-223 [].
  5. Mohsen Yasmeen, Khodeir Laila, (2017), " Assessing the Integration between Facility Management and Stakeholders’ Engagement Through BIM Process in Mega Construction Projects”, Archcairo7,Building Innovatively Interactive Cities, Cairo University In Egypt, 27 March -20March 2017.