African cities become the new home to over 40,000 people every day, many of whom find themselves without a roof over their heads. With the rapid population growth, there is a need for fast-paced development of housing infrastructures to accommodate the population.
Stand up for the Champions! The BIM Africa Student Advocacy Program 2019 Champions!.
After 8 months of learning, exploring, practising, and teaching the fundamentals of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in tertiary institutions across Africa, it’s time to finally select our winning team!.
In projects requiring ’BIM’ we are often asked to define the ‘LOD’ of objects within Building Information Models. In the Client’s Requirements as well as in the BIM Execution Plan, we need to fill long spreadsheets where objects are classified in different classification systems and a ‘LOD’ is required at each stage.
But are we sure that the ‘LOD’ concept is clear to everybody? Is it always associated to objects? Are we managing it the best way? And most of all, how can we verify and validate it?
Demystifying the BIM Process: Enabling Efficient Construction Delivery in Lagos
With the massive urban migration to Lagos, Nigeria, the city is confronted with the need for adequate infrastructure to meet the requirements of the population growing at an alarming rate.
Scott Chatterton is a member of Board of Directors for the Canadian BIM Council and certified professional BIM specialist. Scott is a Digital Design Leader with a focus on production workflow and the utilization of both staff and assets. Scott integrates BIM technology and digital design process into the daily functionality within the AECO Industry.
How best do we fast-track BIM Implementation and adoption in Nigeria?. A Mandate, Nudge or Academia?.
Yesterday, 10th of July 2019, BIM Africa, with full sponsorship from Autodesk Inc, hosted an exclusive invite-only NATIONAL BIM ROUNDTABLE in Nigeria. The event which held at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja was themed: “Charting a Unified Consensus Towards a Nigerian BIM Mandate”.
All through the past week, we were engaged in various exciting and impactful events. From 24th to 28th June, the Digital Construction and BIM Workshop was conducted in Ikeja Lagos. The BIM Awareness Forum was also conducted at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State on Tuesday, 25th June and at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University on Saturday, 29th June.
As part of its mandate to ensure a pan-African digital built environment, BIM Africa facilitated the participation of individuals from Nigeria and Ghana as the Country Editorial Team for the open source BIM Dictionary Project by the BIMe Initiative supported by ChangeAgents AEC in Melbourne, Australia.