Ayman Ahmed Ezzat Othman  

Professor Ayman Ahmed Ezzat Othman

Head of Architectural Engineering Department


  • Email: ayman.othman@bue.edu.eg
  • Building: A
  • Employee type: Full-time
  • Extension Number: 1457
  • Room: 208
  • Education History:
    • Ph.D. Construction Management Civil and Building Engineering Department, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 2004.  
    • M.Sc. Construction Management (Project Management) Department of Building Engineering and Surveying, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 1999.  
    • B.Sc. Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering Department, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, 1991.  
    • Diploma Basic Computer Programming International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, U.S.A, 1993.
  • Bio: Prof. Othman obtained his B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from Assiut University, Egypt in 1991. Since then he worked as an architect and project manager in different national and international architectural design firms and governmental authorities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. He earned his M.Sc. in “Human Resources Management in Construction” and Ph.D. in “Value and Risk Management in Construction” from Heriot-Watt University and Loughborough University, UK in 1999 and 2004 respectively. During the period from 2006 till 2009, Prof. Othman joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, Surveying & Construction. He was involved in developing and teaching up-to-date Construction Management curriculum. In addition, he acted as a member of the Faculty Higher Degree Committee and School coordinator for research development. Since he joined the British University in Egypt (BUE) in 2009, Prof. Othman was involved in developing and teaching state-of-the-art Construction Management related modules in Architectural and Civil Engineering Departments. He successfully, supervised and graduated a number of Ph.D., Masters and Honours research students in Egypt and South Africa. In September 2012 and 2013, Prof. Othman was appointed the Deputy-Director of the Centre of Sustainability and Future Studies (CSFS) and the Director of the Architectural Engineering Programme respectively. Currently, he is the Head of the Architectural Engineering Department. Prof. Othman is an active researcher in the field of Construction Management. He publishes widely in national and international conferences and academic journals. To date he published 8 books and book chapters, 31 refereed journal papers and 65 conference papers. He is the Assistant-Editor of the Journal of Construction (JoC) and a registered referee and member of advisory board of a number of international academic journals. In July 2013, Prof. Othman was elected as a member of the Council of Association of Schools of Construction in Southern Africa (ASOCSA).
  • Fields of Interest:
    • Construction Project Management
    • Value and Risk Management in Construction
    • Health and Safety in Construction
    • Human Resources Management in Construction
    • Construction Contracts
    • Customer Satisfaction in Construction
    • Strategic Management in Construction
    • Sustainability
    • Partnership in Construction
    • Assessing Building Performance
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Construction Education
    • Building Information Modelling
    • Lean Construction.
  • Modules:
    • Principles of Management
    • Contract Administration & Quantity Surveying and Estimation
    • Project Management
    • Construction Economics & Project Evaluation
    • Human Resources Management in Construction and Architecture
    • Lean Construction