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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Mohammad AlAgouz appointed as the next Executive Director. The Board of Directors approved the appointment of Mohammad AlAgouz of Egypt as the Executive Director of BIM Africa. Mohammad AlAgouz will replace Moses Itanola who has served in the position since the inception of the initiative. He is poised to provide a fresh perspective for leading the initiative and further expand…
The BIM Africa Summit (BAS) 2023 ended on a high note. The event held from 18th to 19th May 2023 at the prestigious Mohamed VI Conference Centre in Marrakech, Morocco. BAS 2023, co-hosted by BIM Africa and Continuum BIM, represents the first edition of a series of events across different African countries. (more…)
With BIM around the World. Digitalization of the construction sector is a once in a generation opportunity to take advantage of the best practices, digital workflows, and technology skills to shift to a higher level of performance. And to succeed in this monumental task, we must build a global BIM ecosystem of shared knowledge and insights. BIM implementation around the world: How are we advancing? To gather the global BIM know-how, experience, and practices, Zigurat Global Institute of Technology launches an online tour around the world to discover the BIM implementation developments in different countries and geographic areas. Experts and visionaries in charge of local initiatives and benchmark organizations that shape the BIM practice of their region will present the current reality and the most noteworthy projects. Sign up for the first online BIM event of such global dimensions and find out about the best practices around the world
Driven by rapidly evolving technology in an industry that is in dire need of efficient workflows for increased productivity, Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies continue to transform traditional ways of doing things from early-stage design through multidisciplinary collaboration, construction phases and operations post-handover. Add pandemics to this equation and the need for remote working and project monitoring becomes inevitable. This upcoming panel discussion on the Impact of BIM on Construction Professionals and Development Projects will explore all this and more for that quantum leap every 21st century built industry professional must take to embrace digital disruption and reposition for advancement in the AECO industry. The panel is moderated by Engr. Kehinde Adeyemi, Director, BIM Africa, Nigeria. Members of the panel include Engr. Feleke Assefa – Technology Transfer Directory A/Director, Ethiopian Construction Project Management Institute (ECPMI), Selvan Murugan – Digital Practice Lead, Zutari (Aurecon South Africa), Alyssa Jairus, BIM Specialist, Baker Baynes (PTY) Ltd, South Africa. The panel is hosted by GBB Events and will be live on 11th August at 2 PM (GMT). To participate, Register here: https://bit.ly/3i36ria
Online Webinar Date: 15 – 16 SEPTEMBER, 2020 | Tuesday and Wednesday Event Timing: 10:00 AM to 12:50 PM (WAT) | 12:00 Noon to 2:40 PM (EAT) Proudly supported by BIM Africa, join the Africa Digital Construction 2020 hosted by Canon Central & North Africa. With the theme – Future of Construction in Africa, the Webinar will enable AEC professionals to explore BIM and new construction technologies for implementing sustainable methods in their project life-cycles. REGISTER NOW!KEY SPEAKERS & PANELISTS INCLUDE: • Engr Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Advisor to the Governor – Works & Infrastructure, Lagos State, Nigeria • QS M. Abba Tor, FNIQS, President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Nigeria • Onyema Udeze, Director, BIM Africa, Nigeria • Vaughan Harris, Director, BIM Institute, South Africa • George Mokhtar, Director-Technology Business Lead, Turner & Townsend, UK • Feleke Assefa Habite, Technology Transfer Directorate- A/Director, Ethiopian Construction Management Institute (ECPMI), Ethiopia To know more about this Webinar and to get all your queries answered, email: [email protected].
We are excited to announce our collaboration with CanBIM and dbNCR for a FREE upcoming virtual event: Preparing for the Future in the Building and Infrastructure Industry. Learn how digital technologies are being adopted in both Canada and Africa, and how these technologies will impact the future of our industry. The future of the Building and Infrastructure Industry will face many challenges, from affordability to sustainability. To design and build a future that improves upon these aspects, new skills, technology and methodologies will need to be developed by members of our industry. CanBIM, BIM Africa and dbNCR present: Preparing for the Future of Work in the Building and Infrastructure Industry. Join our expert presenters and panelists as we explore what it means to work in a rapidly changing industry, and how you can prepare to excel in this transformation. Register for the free event now!
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!
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!
BIM Africa recognizes the talents and efforts of leading industry professionals and organizations in the construction sector going above and beyond to deploy innovative solutions and outstanding achievements towards Africa’s Development. Join us to unveil the winners of the BIM Africa Innovation Awards 2021. Come learn of exciting deployments and achievements in the African built environment. Register online for free entry #BIMAfricaAwards2021
The Big 5 Construct Kenya 2021 is bringing the construction community together again to restart business, and we will be there! We are pleased to join the 4th edition of The Big 5 Construct Kenya as Supporting Association. You too are invited to experience 3 days of business networking, live product showcases and knowledge sharing. See you then! The Big 5 Construct Kenya is taking place from 24 – 26 November 2021 at Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Supported by National Construction Authority (NCA), the exhibition is Kenya’s connection to the world of construction and the largest construction exhibition in Kenya. Don’t miss out! Here’s the chance to be part of Kenya’s construction innovation. Register online for free entry #Big5Kenya
The drive towards Sustainable Building Design and High Performance in buildings is significantly growing. Learn about how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is relevant for designing high-performance buildings. The drive towards Sustainable Building Design and High Performance in buildings is significantly growing. This is down to a number of key factors that have a huge impact on the building and construction sectors; such as concerns over climate change and energy independence. During this #BIMTalk session, Omar Selim will uniquely focus on passive design, efficient building services systems, advanced building simulation techniques and occupants health and comfort combined with the theories and practice of BIM in design and construction. Omar has over 15 years of experience in BIM management across Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He is the founder of BIMArabia and general manager of BIMArabia Research. Omar has wide experience working with large scale firms in the GCC. He was honoured at the Autodesk Digital transformation summit by the Egyptian government, for spreading and supporting the BIM culture, and community development regarding the digital transformation of the construction sector. With a solid knowledge of the full life cycle of projects from the design stage up to completion and handing over, Omar boldly assures that the experience gained over the past years both on the professional and personal levels; qualifies him to present and share knowledge. He has worked on Low, Medium, High Rise Buildings, and master plan projects development and construction through his experience on a wide range of projects. He has over time developed a solid experience in Leadership and creative problem-solving in various situations. The BIM Africa#BIMTalk (January Edition) is a periodic learning-based virtual program. Join us on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 3 pm GMT. WATCH EVENT RECORDING
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative process and technology that is transforming the way buildings and city infrastructure are designed, analyzed, constructed, and managed. Despite the vast potential of BIM, there is a slow uptake across the African built industry. During this #BIMTalk session, a panel comprising of the BIM Africa leadership team will entertain questions on the state of BIM across the continent, current engagements and activities, constraints, and the prospects of the industry in adopting BIM. The panel is composed of Kamal Ben Addou Idrissi, Dr Zulfikar Adamu, Moses Itanola, and moderated by Nelly Wambua. Kamal is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for BIM Africa. He is also the Managing Director of ETAFAT, a leading engineering consulting firm in Casablanca, Morroco. Alongside providing the high-level policy direction for BIM Africa, he leads various technology development projects by ETAFAT, as part of the ambitious investment policy to make ETAFAT accede to the rank of a national leader. Dr Adamu is the Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board for BIM Africa. He is an Associate Professor of Strategic IT in Construction at the London South Bank University, UK. His expertise revolves around leveraging computing and data-driven tools and processes to enable digital transformation in architecture, construction and engineering (AEC) industries. Moses is the Executive Director at BIM Africa. He is also a Project Associate at Family Homes Funds Limited. He has participated in numerous design and construction projects and presented at conferences across various African countries. Nelly is a Marketing and Event Manager at BIM Africa. In this role, she hosts numerous indigenous and foreign BIM professionals to share knowledge in their field, thus improving the African built industry. She is passionate about sustainability and new technologies in construction. The BIM Africa#BIMTalk (February Edition) is a periodic learning-based virtual program. Join us on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 4 pm GMT.