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Ola Ali

Ola Ali

BIM Manager, SSH

Ola is an Architect by education and a BIM Manager by profession; she studied Architectural Engineering in Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering in Cairo-Egypt, and currently has 12 years of experience in the AEC field. After graduation, She worked as an Architectural Designer in multiple design firms before shifting into VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) when joining Dar Al Handasah in 2012 as part of its newly formed BIM (Building Information Modeling) unit, which helped shape her extensive BIM Experience. Since then she has been working on the Research & Development of BIM methodologies and workflows with recent focus on “BIM for sustainability”. She currently possesses the occupation of “BIM Manager” in SSH International Consultants, and Cairo, and pursuing her master’s degree in sustainable development in the American University in Cairo. Ola is a certified Autodesk Professional, an AIA international Associate, LEED Green Associate, BPAC certified (Building Performance Analysis Certification), IBPSA member (International Building Performance Simulation Association), an Autodesk Inside the Factory 2017 member, and PA-CEMP Certified (Pan Arab – Certified Energy Management Professional). She also took part as a speaker in Autodesk University Middle East Event in Dubai in 2018, the BIG 5 Construct event in Cairo in 2019, and Techne Summit 2019 & 2020 in Alexandria, Egypt.


"In a male-dominated industry, driving for diversity and equality just gives me a great sense of fulfillment . - currently, women make up only 14% of the construction workforce, and I hope to live & see this number is at least doubled during my time in the industry. - Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls and It's essential for economic prosperity."