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.


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.


Awards Ceremony 2021
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Awards Ceremony 2021

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 @ Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day
The Big 5 Construct Kenya @ Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

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

January #BIMTalk: BIM In Sustainable High-Performance Buildings Design @
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
January #BIMTalk: BIM In Sustainable High-Performance Buildings Design @

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.

Register to attend the event


Our gratitude to the #BIMTalk 2021 Facilitators

It has been another year of continued learning despite the global situation. We extend our gratitude to various individuals that have shared knowledge with our community through our virtual BIMTalk sessions. Thank you for your contributions to the growth of our community.Read More