Bim Education. A Qualitative Discussion From A Bibliometric Analysis

Proceedings of ‏The 7th International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology

Year: 2020


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Bim Education. A Qualitative Discussion From A Bibliometric Analysis

Juliana Mizumoto, Francisco Oliveira



The applications of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology in the educational field have become more recurrent in the publications of recent years, resulting from the neediness of the AEC Industry (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) to absorb qualified professionals prepared to realize the skills that the methodology requires. This reality generates, therefore, new demands for Universities.

Based on this new dynamic and using the VOS viewer software, this research performed a bibliometric analysis exposing the knowledge network on the subject of BIM Education. As a process, some maps are created representing the central themes most addressed by experts, the groups of authors and their relationships, as well as data on the dynamics through time.  The bibliometric analysis also allowed the extraction of data on the most critical documents related to the theme.

This research aimed to qualitatively examine the data collected by bibliometric analysis in the field of essential documents for BIM Education and discuss the teaching trends of BIM methodology, identifying the primary approaches, and suggesting ways for the formulation of academic modules based on the current literature.

Keywords: BIM Education, VOSViewer, Bibliometric Analysis, BIM teaching.