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 which 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 which explore BIM workflows for a medium size project and a French session on how Navisworks can enable savings on time and money.
And then there are our 3 live Panel Discussions which 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.
You’re already passionate about BIM or you’re a newbie, interested in what BIM is and the role it plays in Africa’s built environment.
BIMHarambee.Africa represents a coming together of BIM practitioners across the continent to share their knowledge through presentations, case studies and learning sessions. And our panel discussions give you a front-row seat to the role of BIM in our continent’s development and the role we can each play.
Be a part of the rising BIM tide. Register now.
As a BIM Manager, German is constantly seeking new ways to disrupt the traditional process and develop a collaborative mindset across the industry. He is a young professional both highly passionate about architecture and dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design and construction to achieve the best possible results, without ever compromising on quality. His high-tech approach is reflected on everything he does, finding new and better ways to do things. He has more than 10 years of experience on projects across the globe, including universities in Dubai, residential projects in Argentina, and, currently, the second largest mall in South Africa. Furthermore, he remains a thought leader in the industry and has keynoted at several major regional conferences in Africa. As the Co-Founder of the BIM Community Africa, he also dedicates his free time to the non-profit community that has the mission to raise the tide of the BIM knowledge in the industry
I am a young, intelligent, versatile, problem solving and highly proactive professional of Civil Engineering; with experience in Building Information Modelling (BIM), Structural Engineering, Computational and Algorithm Design, Programming and Database Management. I currently work remotely as a BIM consultant for Kalisode Network in Sweden. I am enthusiastic about implementing automation in design and BIM processes. I am also a big fan of Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
I am a draughtsman and Certified Archicad BIM Manager. I have been working with Graphisoft SA for the past 5 years, I provide architects, interior designers and urban planners, one of the leading BIM softwares on the market to enhance your workflow and resolve collaboration issues. I am a BIM enthusiast and am eager to raise the BIM tide here in South Africa.
Abdallah Hazem is an experienced Urban Planner with a demonstrated history of working in the professional GIS and software industry, currently with Khatib & Alami as Lead Solutions & Products Analyst. Abdallah is a strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Urban & Regional planning focused in Urban and Regional Planning from Cairo University.
Bernd is director in Regional Industrial Development at the dtic. Recent work covers industrial parks and SEZ’s. Bernd’s diverse international experience covers sustainable development, renewable energy, water, health, agriculture, engineering, R&D, education and training, ICT, mining and financial sectors. His work spans strategy, planning, governance, administration and implementation involving government, industry, labour, communities, youth, academia, research and non-profit environments. He is passionate about people and sustainable development, driven by the belief in the restoration of Creation and every person to their original purpose and identity through a systemic, integrated and collaborative approach to find solutions to today’s multidimensional, complex challenges.
Nick is a multi-skilled contractor, with extensive experience in buildings, civil Infrastructure (structures, pipelines, roads, etc.) as well as opencast mining. With a combination of his quantity surveying, estimating, cost control and project management skills, as well as a passion for technology and improvement, Nick offers a range of pre-construction and construction services, aimed at successful project delivery. TAECIM embraces the digital transformation by moving from the traditional 2D to 3D QTO, 5D estimating/costing, 4D planning/scheduling services and is exploring further digital service offerings. TAECIM promotes the adoption of BIM and IPD approaches to projects in the built environment.
Uboho Akpan is a Communications Executive at BIM Africa, supporting the communication activities of the organization in promoting the awareness and increased adoption of BIM and digital construction across the built environment in Africa. She also works as a Customer Success Specialist at COSTECH Computers Limited, an Autodesk Authorized Training and Certification Centre (ATC) in Nigeria. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Structural Engineering at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
Moses is the ED of BIM Africa and a Project Associate at FHFL. He is a QS & Construction Manager (CM) with interests in sustainability and technology in the African Construction Industry. He is a Country co-editor for the global BIM Dictionary, a 2021 Local Pathway Fellow, and represents BIM Africa at the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) hosted by UNEP. He is also a Researcher and Trainer (Autodesk Certified Instructor) exploring the use of AI, VR/AR, UAVs, and BIM-compliant CM softwares in construction projects. As a Pan-Africanist, he has participated in numerous design and construction projects and presented at conferences across various African countries.
Ané is a driven and energetic BIM Coordinator at Modena AEC. She is a registered professional Architect with a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of the Free State. She is a certified Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD professional. She is a member of the South African Institute of Architects and the South African Council for the Architectural Profession. With a passion for the Built Industry, she continuously researches the latest advancements in Design and Construction, with a focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes, to prepare for tomorrow, today. She believes the future lies in educating yourselves and those around you.
She started her career as a Commercial Design Architect at a large Architectural firm, thereafter she transitioned to a smaller practice as a Design and Project Architect on Apartment Blocks, Hospitality Projects and Mixed-Use Developments. It is here where she discovered her passion for BIM processes. Ané joined the team at Modena in 2016, where she still contributes today. She now specializes in BIM processes, where she provides holistic sustainable training, implementation and coordination solutions to clients in the Architecture and Interior industry.
In her free time she enjoys travelling with her family and explores property investment solutions.
I am a professional engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the built environment in South Africa, Greater Africa and the Middle East.
I am the digital lead at Zutari, responsible for our digital strategy and transformation to adapt our engineering practice during the ever-changing times we live in. I am passionate about working smart, being paperless and raising the bar for the way our industry delivers solutions. I believe the implementation of BIM in the built environment is a fundamental enabler of achieving smart infrastructure and buildings solutions.
I am a problem solver and a sense maker. I delight in making the complex simple and I use this approach in my leadership of our digital strategy. I believe in using technology as a tool to enable human ingenuity. I am excited to see how our industry transforms to adopt modern approaches to work and project delivery.