Journal of Civil Engineering and Science                 
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science(JCES)
ISSN:2227-4634 (Print)
Planning and Development of BIM Curriculum for Kuwait
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the most important developments in design and construction industries that is greatly affecting current practice activities. BIM is becoming a common language in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry and is being recognized as a driver for change on a global scale. However, in the Middle East and Africa, students are falling behind in attaining this new tool. Hence, there is a critical need in these regions to train future architects and engineers in BIM advancements. There are, nevertheless, a number of challenges facing academic organizations in embracing BIM in their curriculums for educating future professionals. This research aimed to address these challenges and provide a solution framework for introducing BIM to Kuwait students. The paper explored the current state and future approaches of incorporating BIM into architectural and engineering curriculum in Kuwait institutions and described both a general strategy and execution plan for BIM education in Kuwait.
Keywords:Building Information Modelling (BIM); BIM Education; BIM Framework; BIM Knowledge; Training; BIM Curricula
Author: Nawari O. Nawari1, Adel Alsaffar2
1.University of Florida, College of Design, Construction & Planning, School of Architecture, P.O. Box 115702, 1480 Inner Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-5702, United States
2.Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Kuwait University Kuwait City, Kuwait
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