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UPCOMING EVENTS
Sep
9
Mon
The Big 5 Construct Nigeria @ Landmark Centre
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 11 @ 8:00 am
The Big 5 Construct Nigeria @ Landmark Centre

The Big 5 Portfolio of international construction events (including the largest construction exhibition in the Middle East) is launching in Nigeria from 9 – 11 September 2019 at Landmark Centre, Lagos.

This dedicated construction event will gather buyers and suppliers of construction in one place. Our exhibitors include of global and local brands showcasing the latest innovations in the full construction cycle. Visitors of the event will include architects, interior designers, structural engineers, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, MEP engineers, contractors, project managers, procurement managers, real estate developers, consultants, quantity surveyors, facility managers, purchasing managers, building owners, developers, fabricators, investors, plant managers, sub-contractors among others. The event will also offer free and certified educational workshops for all attendees of the event.

Don’t miss the launch edition of the show this September, network with influential decision-makers, innovators and suppliers from the region and beyond for three days of business and networking opportunities.

For More information, please contact; info@thebig5constructnigeria.com

Oct
15
Tue
West Africa Digital Construction 2019 @ Radisson Blu Hotel
Oct 15 – Oct 16 all-day

West Africa is witnessing a healthy period in construction growth supported by robust Government aides for housing
and infrastructure projects. Foreign investors eye Nigeria’s construction market as expenditure hits $2.2 billion.
Architects, Engineers, Contractors (AEC) of the Built environment are realizing the impact Digital Transformation
has on their projects and business in both the short and long term. They believe it is the Need of the Hourto be BIM
compliant and utilize the right tools and systems for their business that will lead to timely, budgeted and efficient
projects – be it an individual or a conglomerate.

The 2-day West Africa: Digital Construction 2019 in Lagos will explore the BIM process and discuss the legacy
systems that need to be replaced to implement advanced technologies and processes to develop skilled professionals for sustainable project life-cycles.

Oct
28
Mon
Real Estate Development Summit 2019 West Africa Edition @ Eko Hotels & Suites
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day
Real Estate Development Summit 2019 West Africa Edition @ Eko Hotels & Suites

The Real Estate Development Summit, West Africa Edition is a conclave that converges delegates and solution providers together to find their ideal prospects and meet the requirements while connecting them with the key players in the industry to explore business opportunities and deal-making strategies. The Summit is scheduled to take place on the 28th & 29th October at The Eko Hotels & Suites – Lagos, Nigeria and also aims to create opportunities to all the attendees that benefits them with customizable solutions in varied capacities.

The summit will host delegates from West African regions which includes Nigeria, Ghana, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Togo

BIM Africa would be moderating a panel discussion on “The Impact of Technology in the Changing Game of Real Estate” at the summit.

Nov
5
Tue
The Big 5 Construct Kenya @ Kenyatta International Convention Centre
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
The Big 5 Construct Kenya @ Kenyatta International Convention Centre

The largest construction exhibition in Kenya is back with even more innovation and latest products from 220+ local and global exhibitors. Attend 40 FREE CPD certified workshops and gain knowledge from industry experts directly on new themes such as Project Management, Disruptive Technology, Architect & Design and more… and gain FREE CPD certificates on attendance, available only during the event! Network with 11,000+ industry professionals expected to attend. Win exciting prizes for free at the venue only at #Big5Kenya. The third edition of the show is the biggest yet, there is more to see and discover, register for free entry today.

The Big 5 Construct Kenya is taking place from 5 -7 November 2019 at KICC, Nairobi. 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: https://bit.ly/2nuF89Z #Big5Kenya

Nov
29
Fri
Ghana Digital Construction Expo 2019 @ Atlantic Computers
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ghana Digital Construction Expo 2019 @ Atlantic Computers

THE PROMISE OF DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION AND BIM IN THE GHANAIAN AECO INDUSTRY

Digital Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) has taken the global construction industry by storm as experienced in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. A key driver can be attributed to the increasing demand by governments and private sector organizations in the major economies across the globe to deliver increased efficiencies and productivity in the construction sector. However, inadequate awareness among stakeholders in most African countries is a major challenge and has led to the slow-pace or non-existent BIM adoption within the African continent.

The half-day event has been carefully crafted to facilitate discussions amongst Construction professional and stakeholders towards creating greater awareness and adoption of BIM within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry in Ghana. The audience for the event would include Senior Representatives from the Public and Private Sectors, Regulatory and Professional Bodies, Construction and consultancy firm, Academia, and NGOs.

The event is organised in partnership with Atlantic Group, Ghana. Participation is strictly by registration. Register free here.

Mar
11
Wed
5th Building Information Modeling Africa Conference @ Johannesburg, South Africa
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm
5th Building Information Modeling Africa Conference @ Johannesburg, South Africa

Rolling out BIM and Industry 4.0 in Africa starts now.
Industry 4.0 is here and the need to understand cyber-physical systems is imperative. Digital data and technology are internationally becoming a part of the standard measures used to enhance design, build and maintain assets. Some projects are shifting from information modelling to information management and analysis, with technologies such as wireless sensors, real-time tracking software and data fusion bringing in innovative ways of operating as the construction sector embraces Industry 4.0.

But what are the latest opportunities that BIM brings to the industry? How can you make the most these? What potential does virtual planning and realization offer for the industry?

At the 5th Building Information Modeling Africa 2020 conference, subject matter experts will answer any questions and show how professional BIM projects can be strategically managed. They will discuss solutions for the complete construction value chain, bringing together the right mix of people to drill down on topics such as the digitisation of construction processes in an effort to increase the quality and efficiency of the African construction industry. There will be something for everyone as there will be showcase on how BIM addresses construction needs, the collaboration between organizations, professionals and industry stakeholders. Participants involved in planning, construction, production and operations can look forward to case studies that illustrate how digital modelling continues to improve efficiency in the construction industry. Embracing BIM has become a catalyst for change and it delivers a compelling case to the digitised sector when coupled with web-friendly computer-readable data.

Amidst other experts, the Executive Director of BIM Africa would be discussing on “The Digital Construction Assistant of the future”. The 5th Building Information Modelling Africa Conference 2020 is not to be missed.

Apr
23
Thu
CAP Forum Africa 2020 @ Cassablanca, Morocco
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm
CAP Forum Africa 2020 @ Cassablanca, Morocco

The construction sector is one of the major contributors to the African economy & one of its fastest-growing sectors. Morocco’s construction industry is set to perform relatively well over the forecast- period (2020–2025), compared to the review period (2015–2019). The industry’s growth over the forecast period will be driven by investment in infrastructure, energy and residential construction projects.

Construction activity in recent years has been driven by several factors, including purpose-built cities, industrial zones and rising demand for housing, but investment in public infrastructure, particularly transport, has been a primary engine.

This event is the ideal opportunity to get involved in Africa’s booming construction industry to access major developers, architects & consultants from the region. CAP FORUM Africa 2020 is being organized by Fixture Global.

CAP FORUM is an exclusive platform that will focus on a range of topic areas from construction regulation, major projects & upcoming contracts to sustainable building & the latest construction technology.

May
6
Wed
BIM Africa Summit 2020 @ Lagos, Nigeria
May 6 @ 8:00 am – May 8 @ 5:00 pm
BIM Africa Summit 2020 @ Lagos, Nigeria

In the last decade, the world has witnessed quantum digital disruptions in a bid to create efficient and meaningful processes. With Industry 4.0 dawning upon us, one may ponder what the future of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Operations (AECO) Industry holds for the built environment especially in Africa.

Themed “The Future of Design, Construction and Operations”, BIM Africa, with footprints in over 25 African countries, is poised to leap into the future with the BIM Africa Summit 2020 (BAS 2020) to be hosted in the heart of Africa’s commercial megacity, Lagos, with content carefully crafted for all professionals within the AECO industry who will dare to be Africa’s leaders, the influencers of tomorrow, starting today. BAS 2020 is fully programmed for intense engagement of participants over the course of three (3) days with dynamic practical master classes to start off on day one in areas such as BIM deployment in Organizations, BIM execution, Common Data Environments, Virtual and Augmented Reality for AEC visualization, Built Assets management and BIM-based project coordination targeted at Project owners, Educators, Government, Consultants, Contractors, Fabricators, Suppliers and all stakeholders within the industry. Compelling advancement will then be made with mind-boggling presentations on days 2 and 3 by notable speakers and pan African experts on current and futuristic technologies across four (4) thematic areas (see event structure for details).

BAS 2020 participants must brace themselves for terrific and highly disruptive learning that will touch on the very fabrics of the future of work in our industry. To give you snippets of what to expect, there will be discussions and showcases on everything digitally disruptive from concepts in Laser scanning, 3D printing, Robotics, Digital Twinning, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things to exploring on-demand software and hardware tools to deliver the future today.

Registrations are now open. Determine your participation category – participant, speaker or sponsor and secure your spot to ensure you are not left out as BAS2020 will be seeking a can-do audience ready for unlocking the great potentials of Africa and our highly prized built industry.

Jun
16
Tue
CanBIM Virtual Session 2020 @ Online
Jun 16 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
CanBIM Virtual Session 2020 @ Online

Predicting how our world will be impacted due to COVID-19 is difficult. Obviously this crisis has already affected the building industry from a productivity perspective and will have a permanent effect on how we consider safety for our workers. As we consider these impacts we should expect an additional level of attention in design to be paid to Infectious Disease Control beyond Hospital environments. We should, therefore, expect that architectural design and specifications, specifically the physical gateways that control our built environment, will accommodate the technology systems and processes necessary to keep Society safe. What role will infectious disease specialists play in the design process? How will building’s IoT strategy accommodate and collect the data required to help Society perform epidemiological contact tracing? What will be the new requirements for design?  How will this impact existing buildings and future projects? What are the long term supply chain implications? We are gathering the top minds in Canada to start the discussion around this subject. Please join us!

Jun
18
Thu
June #BIMTalk: BIM + Virtual Reality – Game Design For Human Building Interaction
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
June #BIMTalk: BIM + Virtual Reality – Game Design For Human Building Interaction

What is possible? Where is the world going with respect to Architecture and Technology?. Recent trends continue to show increased interests in improved capabilities of Building Information Modelling with promising technologies. Compare to existing approaches of interaction with information inside Architectural Projects rooted in BIM which is limited to 2-D, Virtual Reality offers a new 3-D and 4-D approach to offering even more with presence and interaction. Leveraging on these technologies, decision making has never been easier and faster overall leading to time and cost savings alongside knowledge retention.

Hassan will be showcasing possible usage for Virtual Reality as an extensive tool for scaling Building Information Modeling capabilities for AEC industry professionals. Gamification is a major technique for improving how we interact with building projects virtually and there are best practices to achieve the most engaging and rewarding interactions with BIM data. In this session, he will equally highlight how game elements can be embedded to increase motivation while learning about a building; a strategic way to improve the quality of Architectural education in design institutions. To help anyone stay ahead of the learning curve, this session has been designed to help a wide range of professionals in the AEC industry.

Learning Objectives – Attendees in this session will gain the following

  • Learn new terminologies to get started with BIM + VR
  • 3D Modeling Best practices for content
  • Locomotion and Interaction design techniques with controllers
  • Recommended Industry software and workflow
  • Beginner techniques
  • How to develop VR with minimum coding

Requirements for attendees

  • At least, beginner level in Revit or Rhino (either is fine)
  • No coding experience required
  • No VR development experience required

Hassan Anifowose is an Architect and the Co-Founder of Chronos Studeos; a design firm well-known for outstanding 3D Visualization projects in the Nigerian Design and Construction Industry. With a solid background in Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Hassan is constantly working on the edge. Hassan’s professional practice and project management experience continues to drive his passion and commitment to process improvements.

He is currently a PhD student at Texas A&M University where he is exploring new frontiers of research into the practical application of BIM and Virtual Reality for improved project performance on construction projects. He is a Full Member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects and has received several awards including the AIA’s Architect Foundation and A/E Pronet award. Beyond his expertise in the field of Architecture, he is keen to encourage young entrepreneurs who harbour a similar talent and passion for industry-related subjects. He is Creator and Chief Host of the yearly ‘Creative Architect‘ Event where approximately 1500 attendees; mostly Architects, converge to exchange enterprise ideas.

The BIM Africa #BIMTalk (June Edition) is a periodic learning-based virtual program. Join in on Thursday 18th June 2020 at 12 pm GMT.

Register to attend the event

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