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…)
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
How can construction professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their BIM process? During this pre-BAS 2023 #BIMTalk, Kehinde Ayobade will share ways in which various Building Information Modeling (BIM) softwares can be enhanced through automation, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), custom plug-ins, and databases. Automation involves using software to automate repetitive tasks, such as data entry and model updates. APIs allow BIM software to communicate and share data with other software programs. Custom plug-ins are software add-ons that can be used to extend the capabilities of BIM software. Databases are used to store and organize BIM data and can be used to improve data management and collaboration within project teams. Kehinde is a BIM Developer, Structural Engineer, and the Founder of KS Digital Innovations. Under his start-up, He recently launched a free custom Revit plug-in that helps BIM-savvy professionals automate multiple and unnecessary redundant tasks. During this pre-BAS 2023 #BIMTalk, Kehinde will highlight a number of trending BIM software and tools currently deployed by various professions in the AEC industry and how project tasks, workflows, design processes and methods can be enhanced through automation, customizing APIs and developing plug-ins. He will touch down with definite insight on how each software can be customized, the available API documentation and references on the web, relevant programming languages to learn, resources on how to kickstart the journey to BIM development, and a quick showcase of how a sample custom plug-in can be built over a selected BIM tool. He will also briefly discuss how databases can be deployed with tools like MySQL to store, manage and manipulate BIM model data for better information management and BIM model quality assurance. This #BIMTalk session is a part of the virtual learning session preceding the BIM Africa Summit (BAS) 2023, to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, on the 18th and 19th of May, 2023. The BIM Africa#BIMTalk is a periodic learning-based virtual program.
The Building, Construction, and Machinery Exhibition (Buildmacex) is an international exhibition and conference platform dedicated to transforming the West African building and construction industry. It is organised to drive and support the acceleration of changes in all aspects of architectural design, building, and construction in West Africa through the application of technologies. BUILDMACEX Nigeria brings together global experts in the Building, Construction and Machinery industry to offer innovative solutions tailored to your needs. The three (3) day event- exhibition, conference, and B2B- is now in its 8th edition, and it will showcase a comprehensive range of technology and innovations as they impact the building and construction industry in West Africa. Register to attend
In the last decade, the world has witnessed quantum innovation and digital disruptions to create efficient and meaningful processes. With Industry 4.0 dawning upon us, where does the African Built Industry stand? The African region has been the centre of innovation in the last years through the inclusion of new ways of building. IoT, FM, Data analytics, and Cloud systems have given construction projects a new outlook on what is practised internationally and adapted to the African level. African companies have taken an interest in this new transformative wave and are making it a priority in order to continue working and existing in the worldwide market. Building Information Modeling is no longer a future to look forward to, but a present to implement immediately and benefit from. The BIM Africa Summit is organized to open the discussion regarding the use of BIM and digitalization of the construction industry by inviting many professionals, scholars and key figures of the industry and answer ultimately why and how African countries should adapt and adopt through the lifecycle of the constructions. 3. Third part : BIM Africa Summit (BAS) 2023 is the first edition of this event. It gathers professionals and scholars from Africa and across the globe. This edition will focus on the Digital Advancement of the Built Environment for a Sustainable Africa. You can’t afford to miss out on our robust program – Masterclasses, Project Tours, Exhibitions, Networking, and the Innovation Awards 2023 Dinner. REGISTER