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UPCOMING EVENTS
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

Jun
30
Tue
Agora BIM World 2020
Jun 30 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Agora BIM World 2020

With BIM around the World.

Digitalization of the construction sector is a once in a generation opportunity to take advantage of the best practices, digital workflows, and technology skills to shift to a higher level of performance. And to succeed in this monumental task, we must build a global BIM ecosystem of shared knowledge and insights.
BIM implementation around the world: How are we advancing?

To gather the global BIM know-how, experience, and practices, Zigurat Global Institute of Technology launches an online tour around the world to discover the BIM implementation developments in different countries and geographic areas. Experts and visionaries in charge of local initiatives and benchmark organizations that shape the BIM practice of their region will present the current reality and the most noteworthy projects.

Sign up for the first online BIM event of such global dimensions and find out about the best practices around the world

Aug
11
Tue
Impact of BIM on Construction Professionals and development projects @ Online
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Impact of BIM on Construction Professionals and development projects @ Online

Driven by rapidly evolving technology in an industry that is in dire need of efficient workflows for increased productivity, Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies continue to transform traditional ways of doing things from early-stage design through multidisciplinary collaboration, construction phases and operations post-handover. Add pandemics to this equation and the need for remote working and project monitoring becomes inevitable.

This upcoming panel discussion on the Impact of BIM on Construction Professionals and Development Projects will explore all this and more for that quantum leap every 21st century built industry professional must take to embrace digital disruption and reposition for advancement in the AECO industry.

The panel is moderated by Engr. Kehinde Adeyemi, Director, BIM Africa, Nigeria. Members of the panel include Engr. Feleke Assefa – Technology Transfer Directory A/Director, Ethiopian Construction Project Management Institute (ECPMI), Selvan Murugan – Digital Practice Lead, Zutari (Aurecon South Africa), Alyssa Jairus, BIM Specialist, Baker Baynes (PTY) Ltd, South Africa. The panel is hosted by GBB Events and will be live on 11th August at 2 PM (GMT).

To participate, Register here: https://bit.ly/3i36ria

Sep
15
Tue
Africa Digital Construction 2020
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 12:45 pm
Africa Digital Construction 2020

Online Webinar
Date: 15 – 16 SEPTEMBER, 2020 | Tuesday and Wednesday
Event Timing: 10:00 AM to 12:50 PM (WAT) | 12:00 Noon to 2:40 PM (EAT)

Proudly supported by BIM Africa, join the Africa Digital Construction 2020 hosted by Canon Central & North Africa.

With the theme – Future of Construction in Africa, the Webinar will enable AEC professionals to explore BIM and new construction technologies for implementing sustainable methods in their project life-cycles.

REGISTER NOW!

KEY SPEAKERS & PANELISTS INCLUDE:

• Engr Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Advisor to the Governor – Works & Infrastructure, Lagos State, Nigeria
• QS M. Abba Tor, FNIQS, President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Nigeria
• Onyema Udeze, Director, BIM Africa, Nigeria
• Vaughan Harris, Director, BIM Institute, South Africa
• George Mokhtar, Director-Technology Business Lead, Turner & Townsend, UK
• Feleke Assefa Habite, Technology Transfer Directorate- A/Director, Ethiopian Construction Management Institute (ECPMI), Ethiopia

To know more about this Webinar and to get all your queries answered, email: huzefa@saifee-events.com.

Sep
23
Wed
Preparing for the Future in the Building and Infrastructure Industry
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Preparing for the Future in the Building and Infrastructure Industry

We are excited to announce our collaboration with CanBIM and dbNCR for a FREE upcoming virtual event: Preparing for the Future in the Building and Infrastructure Industry.

Learn how digital technologies are being adopted in both Canada and Africa, and how these technologies will impact the future of our industry.

The future of the Building and Infrastructure Industry will face many challenges, from affordability to sustainability. To design and build a future that improves upon these aspects, new skills, technology and methodologies will need to be developed by members of our industry.

CanBIM, BIM Africa and dbNCR present: Preparing for the Future of Work in the Building and Infrastructure Industry. Join our expert presenters and panelists as we explore what it means to work in a rapidly changing industry, and how you can prepare to excel in this transformation.

Register for the free event now!

Oct
5
Mon
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.

REGISTER NOW!

NEWS

2020 Call for Volunteers – BIM Africa

In response to the increasing visibility and operations of the initiative, there is a need for enhanced management with presence across sufficient geographic regions of Africa. This is a CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS to participate in the management and operations of the initiative. Active members of the initiative are welcomed to express interest.
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Advancing BIM education across Africa; Zigurat Global Institute of Technology partners with BIM Africa

As part of our collaborative activities with the academic and educational environment, BIM Africa has endorsed a collaboration agreement with Zigurat Global Institute of Technology. The partnership will enable the exchange of educational and informative activities and services, access to the Zigurat’s talent pool and alumni network, and funding of Educational Cooperation Programs.
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