Our vision?

A pan-African digital built environment.

BIM Africa Initiative is a civil society organization formed to enable and regulate the adoption and implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry across Africa.

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Recent News and Events

It’s a wrap! The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2022

The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2022 ended excellently. The event, held from 9th - 11th November 2022, featured about 20 CPD lectures and exhibitors from over 18 countries. (more…)

African BIM Report 2022 Launch

African BIM Report 2022 features projects from five African countries, expert opinions from five leading researchers, and the 2022 survey outcomes. (more…)

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria 2022 ends.

Witnessing the participation of many exhibitors from Countries across the globe and many insightful workshops, The Big 5 Construct Nigeria ended on Thursday, 29th September 2022. With about 8,000 visitors, the event is one of the largest construction exhibitions in Nigeria. (more…)
Oct
5
Mon
BIMHarambee.Africa 2020
Oct 5 – Oct 30 all-day
BIMHarambee.Africa 2020
In April 2020, with Covid19 keeping us confined to our homes, a conversation between two BIM Communities, one based in Johannesburg, South Africa and the other in Lagos, Nigeria, took place. With the plethora of online BIM events that erupted, a question was asked. Where was Africa? Why was her voice not included? And so a seed was sown which led to the birth of BIMHarambee.Africa. A conference by Africans, for Africa to showcase and promote her own people – their skills, their knowledge, their passion, their commitment to seeing BIM take its rightful place in her development. In the words of the poet June Jordan, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Welcome to BIMHarambee.Africa – a proudly African endeavour which seeks to bring all BIM practitioners – novice, expert, master – together to pool our individual drops into an overflow which Raises the BIM Tide across Africa. We will hear from these passionate individuals as they share their knowledge with you. And we hope you will lend them your curiosity, your time, your open hearts and ears. We will engage with each other, we will learn together, make friends and form new networks and alliances. BIMHarambee.Africa will sow the seed for future collaborations and advance BIM adoption in Africa. BIMHarambee.Africa is not an online conference. It is a groundswell, a clarion call. Thank you for joining us. REGISTER NOW!
Oct
18
Mon
BIMHarambee.Africa 2021
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day
BIMHarambee.Africa 2021
This year’s event from 18 to 22 October focuses on BIM in 2030 and its role in Smart Cities. Our presentations cover an introduction to Smart Cities, how to harness big data analytics and how to reduce rework through planning. We also tackle the role of 6D BIM, look at how BIM, GIS and digital twins feed into city information modelling and the new 3D of data-driven design. We also have case studies that give insight on 10 years of BIM experience in Morocco and how BIM and GIS integrated in a 250sq km modelling project. And then we have 2 learning sessions that explore BIM workflows for a medium size project and a French session on how Navisworks can enable savings on time and money. Our 3 live Panel Discussions tackle the role of BIM in Smart Cities, how we can get existing buildings smart city ready and, most importantly, ask how ready we are for BIM in Africa by 2030. It’s an opportunity to see what our African brothers and sisters in BIM are doing, to gain knowledge and be inspired. And to participate in the conversations that are shaping BIM’s role in Africa. REGISTER NOW!
Oct
6
Thu
TUKS BIMHarambee 2022 @ University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
TUKS BIMHarambee 2022 @ University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

BIMHarambee is an initiative which brings BIM practitioners (experts, novices and students, professional bodies, corporates and public sector) from related industries to learn, share knowledge, promote and highlight BIM practices.

This year’s event focuses on BIM: From theory to practice

How do we practically implement BIM? Where can we start? What do we need? How do we get more people and companies BIM compliant? What questions are we not asking?

 

The 2 day in-person event is made up of the following:

Thursday 6 October – a day of tours and demos

Friday 7 October – a day of learning and unconferences

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  All activities are FREE to attend!

You need to register separately for each activity on the 6th of October – The only one you don’t need to register for is the BIM Market if you’ve already registered for the tours.

On the 7th of October, please make sure you register for the Showcases and Moots.

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BIM A+ International Conference 2022 @ Guimarães (Portugal), Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Milan (Italy)
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
BIM A+ International Conference 2022 @ Guimarães (Portugal), Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Milan (Italy)

The BIM A+ International Conference aims to assist the dissemination of cutting-edge research and applications in the context of BIM, made specifically in the context of MSc dissertations. The International Conference is organized every year in early October, with the presentation of dissertations defended within the last 12 months. The conference has the implicit participation of graduates from the BIM A+ Master. In 2022, the conference takes place on the 6th and 7th of October, in an online manner, with streaming and participation through the three coursework locations of BIM A+, respectively in Guimarães (Portugal)Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Milan (Italy).

 Watch out for Victoria Ikedec, a member of BIM Africa, as she showcases a Revit plug-in for progress monitoring of BIM design with Power BI. 📅 Check the programme and register now 👉  Visit for more details 
Nov
15
Tue
BIMe Initiative Excellence Seminar 2022
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm
BIMe Initiative Excellence Seminar 2022
The BIMe Initiative Excellence Seminar 2022 is taking place over two days on 15 and 16 November 2022. This virtual event attracts a large international audience of AEC industry professionals and academics. For many years BIMe Initiative has been at the forefront of game-changing research, propelling the acceleration of the digitalization of the built environment. BIMe Initiative will be sharing some of the incredible and pioneering research findings, together with the release of the newly updated BIM Dictionary. Session One of the seminar features six esteemed international guests sharing their unique experiences. Speakers include Carolina Soto Ogueta , Executive Director Planbim_Corfo, Chile, Prof John Messner , Director, Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Program Penn State University, USA, Martin Lafleur, Directeur general, Groupe BIM du Québec, Canada, Moses Itanola, Executive Director BIM Africa, Nigeria, Dr Sanphawat Jatupatwarangkul, Head of Standards at Thai BIM Association and Asia BIM Collaboration Group Committee, Thailand, and Tiina Perttula, Chair buildingSMART International and InfraBIM at Ramboll, Finland. The seminar brings together a collective of international AEC industry professionals to discuss new digital ways of working to accelerate the pace of digital change across the global built environment. The event is held virtually and free to attend, spanning two days with talks from industry experts in South America, the Middle East, Australasia and Europe. This BIMe Initiative Excellence Seminar 2022 is for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to learn, connect and take away valuable insight into transformational change from world leaders and future-thinkers. 📅 Check the programme and register now 👉  Visit for more details