BIM in Africa

Technology remains a formidable nexus between people, processes and policies as it affects collective prosperity and advancement of every nation and continent in the 21st century. Africa, like every other continent, has unique existing and emerging challenges, as well as success narratives that affect sustainable development and growth of the region. In this Panel discussion, built industry professionals assess the current levels of BIM implementation, bottlenecks to BIM adoption as well as the impact of digital transformative processes of BIM on the African Landscape.

Hafiz Oyediran


Hafiz Oyediran


  • Annalisa De Maestri
    Annalisa De Maestri
    Dirigeant d’entreprise et representant de l’association - My African competition ONG

    Ms De Maestri has been managing companies specialising in the field of digital technology applied to the world of real estate and infrastructure for more than 10 years.

    She has worked on large-scale projects in France and abroad (Ivory Coast, Chile, Dubai, etc.) and shares her passion for digital technology by teaching management and BIM in numerous French institutions.

    Since 2020 she is an active member and representative of the association
    My African Competition ONG.

  • Ginika E. Egwuonwu
    Ginika E. Egwuonwu
    Founder and Managing Director - Links ‘n Bridges

    I am the founder and managing director of Links ‘n Bridges Pty Ltd. A construction management consulting firm focused on improving the profitability of construction projects and the efficiencies of construction and construction-related businesses through the adoption of technology within Sub-Sahara Africa.

    The vision for Links ‘n Bridges was birthed after my working experience at a construction firm, being exposed to the challenges that construction businesses face sparked a desire to solve the problems identified. This inspired my Master’s research topic area and a change in my career from Quantity Surveying to Construction Project Management, in pursuit of building up my skillsets.

    After about a decade working in the construction industry and executing projects in countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and Kenya, I am on a mission to improve construction project success rates in Sub-Sahara Africa through Links ‘n Bridges, which I strongly believe will have a multiplier effect in unlocking more investment in construction and infrastructure projects in Sub-Sahara Africa.

  • Hafiz Oyediran
    Hafiz Oyediran
    Director - BIM Africa

    Hafiz Oyediran is academically trained as a builder and a civil engineer. He is a Director at the BIM Africa Initiative with about 10 years experience in designing and supervising construction projects.
    He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a result of his interest in BIM and the use of disruptive technologies in the AECO industry.

  • Shuaib Yunos
    Shuaib Yunos
    BIM Technical Specialist: Civil Infrastructure and Mining - Baker Baynes

    Shuaib Yunos is a professional within the Civil Engineering industry based in South Africa having a great passion for design, engineering and technology. Being a Civil Design Technologist as well as a BIM Technical Specialist in Civil Infrastructure, Shuaib has presented at many professional bodies and events across the globe such as SAICE, the SA Geotech Conference, the African Construction Expo, the African Smart Cities Summit, Autodesk University Africa, as well as being selected to present at Autodesk University
    Las Vegas. Shuaib hopes to spur on digital transformation within the Civil Infrastructure industry by sharing his expertise with fellow professionals, thus empowering them to build a better Africa, and a better world.

  • Werner Maritz
    Werner Maritz
    Director: Industry Strategy - Oracle Construction and Engineering

    Werner Maritz is a member of the Industry Strategy team at Oracle Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit with a specific focus on Public Sector and Infrastructure development programs. As a Certified Cost Professional, he has a passion for the digital transformation of the Project and Construction Management disciplines with a keen interest in the role BIM plays in this field to improve profitability, manage project risk and reduce construction cost.

    Werner has more than 20 years of experience in project management and controls systems across Natural Resources, Infrastructure Development, Public Sector and Engineering & Construction industries. He has
    consulted extensively in public sector on the design and implementation of public infrastructure project management and monitoring solutions and work closely with development financing institutions to ensure adequate project governance systems are implemented for funded projects.


Oct 08 2020

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Panel Discussion


    1. So glad you enjoyed it Andile! We have other great Panel Discussions lined up on Digital Twins, Facilities Management, The Promise of BIM vs Reality and our French panel, The Collaborative Processes of BIM. Hope you’ll enjoy those too.

  1. Thank you Moses. I am glad you found our discussion educating and worth your time. Please, endeavour to watch the other presentation and panel discussions.
    There is a whole lot to learn…