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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!

NEWS

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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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#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.
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#BIMTalk: 4D & 5D BIM: Essentials of quality project delivery.

BIM is evolving as one of the best tools in the built environment. Deploying BIM, construction professionals can adequately plan, design, manage and construct buildings and other infrastructures. While 3D modelling is famous in the BIM process, 4D and 5D information-rich models are widely required and appreciated by construction professionals and organizations.
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