Leon van Rensburg is the Director of BIM4SMME’s in South Africa. He presented on the “Opportunity cost of BIM for Small and Medium Businesses” leveraging on his experience of consulting for numerous large and small scale construction-related enterprises on how to integrate technology into their work processes.
We’re excited to announce that the Student Advocates team at Makerere University in Uganda would be conducting their BIM Awareness Forum this week. The event comes up on Wednesday, 24th April 2019 at the CEDAT Conference hall on the University campus.
From 11th to 13th of April, some members of the initiative were in Ghana for a 3-day workshop on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Cost Planning and Quantification with Softwares. The workshop started with a lecture by Prof. Martin Morgan Tuuli on Cost Planning using the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) as authored by RICS.
Hafiz Oyediran delivered a technical presentation at the quarterly meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Nigerian chapter) on Understanding Building Information Modelling.
Tips to better manage projects that use BIM
BREAKING THE ICE: BIM in the African Construction Industry
The reluctance of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry in Africa to adopt Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be attached to two major reasons: Lack of Practical and Technical know-how and High cost of implementation. Although BIM promises a high return on investment when adopted, ignorance and lack of required skills remain a major hindering factor.
What is stopping Nigeria (and Africa) from keeping up?
There’s been alot of new digital and tech trends in almost every sector in advanced countries. AI, VR, IoT, Drones, Robotics and a host of others are been deployed. The construction industry is also not left out.