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

Bienvenue! Consultations et Projets d’Afrique (CPA)

BIM Africa and Consultations et Projets d’Afrique (CPA), two organisations contributing to digitising the African Built Environment, are proud to announce a new strategic partnership to advance continent-wide learning of BIM-related solutions. (more…)

Appreciating 2022 #BIMTalks Facilitators

The year commenced with ambitious intentions to expand our audience reach by promoting language diversity and hosting #BIMTalk sessions in French, Arabic, and English. (more…)

Endorsing a strategic partnership with buildingSMART Morocco

To consolidate the thriving footprint across the continent, BIM Africa endorsed a strategic partnership with buildingSMART Morocco, operating as MyAfricanCompetition (M.A.C). (more…)
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
1
Tue
African BIM Report 2022 Launching
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Don’t miss out! Join us to launch the African BIM Report (ABR) 2022 and get a first look at the featured projects, experts and the 2022 survey outcomes. African BIM Report African BIM Report African BIM Report (ABR) 2022 features projects from five African countries and outlines their approaches to BIM and innovation, challenges faced, and strategies for mitigating and achieving success. Experts also shared insights on processes for advancing construction. The survey outcomes identified major and minor shifts and how the African construction industry has fared regarding BIM since the ABR 2020. Panellists at the launch include Dr Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu (University College London – ABR 2022 Coordinator), Dr Henry Abanda (Associate Professor, Oxford Brookes University), Shahenda Shokry (Head of Digital Transformation, Orascom Construction), Mondher Kacem (Engineering Manager, AMA Group), Dr Deena El Mahdy (Assistant Professor, The British University in Egypt), and Lobna Bouanani El Idrissi (Business Development Manager, Continuum BIM). REGISTER NOW!
Nov
9
Wed
The Big 5 Construct Kenya @ Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
The Big 5 Construct Kenya @ Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
The Big 5 Construct Kenya will connect local and international exhibitors with 8,000 high-profile buyers and decision-makers from Kenya. Supporting Kenya’s Vision 2030 plans to place industry at the heart of economic growth. In line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 to reduce poverty and unemployment, The Big 5 Construct Kenya Construction Project Market Report produced by ABiQ, the event’s Knowledge Partner, highlights consumer spending and public infrastructure development as the key drivers of economic growth. Over 8,000 public and private stakeholders will gather at The Big 5 Construct Kenya from 9–11 November 2022. The event will drive forward these objectives while learning from industry experts and exploring innovative products and solutions to tackle a rapidly evolving business landscape. Organized by dmg events, which has a long track record of success under The Big 5 portfolio of events, the fifth edition of The Big 5 Construct Kenya will take place at the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi. It has already attracted big names in the exhibitor line-up, including Gold Sponsor Peglar (Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems), Wavin, C.G.M, Geoplast and Bauer. In addition, the exhibition floor will host several international pavilions spanning Italy, United Arab Emirates, Turkiye, Germany and more. “With Kenya’s construction and infrastructure market expected to reach USD 6.9 billion by 2027 and exciting development projects such as Konza Techno City and Northlands City underway, The Big 5 Construct Kenya aims to provide the market with a unique platform to accelerate growth. Industry professionals can benefit from networking opportunities with public sector officials, who play a critical role in developing the industry, as well as source innovative products from over 150 leading industry brands,” says Ben Greenish, Senior Vice President, dmg events. In addition to being inspired by industry trendsetters on the exhibition floor, visitors can upskill and earn their annual CPD points by attending a wide range of interactive and collaborative talks sessions led by industry experts across four key themes: Technology, Project Management, Architecture & Design, and Sustainability. “The Big 5 Construct Kenya is a must-attend event for building and construction industry professionals who are looking for innovative products and services from local and international heavyweights. More than just an exhibition, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to support industry development through education and collaboration across the construction value chain”, concludes Greenish. The Big 5 Construct Kenya is free to attend for all industry professionals and will be open daily from 10:00 – 18:00, from 9-11 November 2022. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3N5cuDw #Big5ConstructKenya
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
Jan
26
Thu
EXTENDING BIM TOOLS; Automation, API’s, Custom plug-ins, Databases – Pre-BAS 2023 #BIMTalk @ https://bit.ly/preBAS1
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
EXTENDING BIM TOOLS; Automation, API's, Custom plug-ins, Databases - Pre-BAS 2023 #BIMTalk @ https://bit.ly/preBAS1
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.
Mar
21
Tue
BUILDMACEX Nigeria 2023 @ Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotel & Suites, VI, Lagos
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day
BUILDMACEX Nigeria 2023 @ Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotel & Suites, VI, Lagos
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
May
18
Thu
BIM Africa Summit 2023 @ Mohamed VI Conference Center
May 18 – May 19 all-day
BIM Africa Summit 2023 @ Mohamed VI Conference Center
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