Welcome to the BIM Institute

The BIM Institute is Africa’s voice for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

As a non-profit organisation our objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of information and education. It is impartial and remains software agnostic while supporting and helping to deliver the standards and requirements for Building Information Modelling/Management (BIM) in Africa.

The BIM Institute and BIM Academy Africa serve as Africa’s BIM voice in developing standards and education for the built environment..

This website is the home to the  National BIM Guide and acts as a knowledge base for BIM in Africa. It is also serves as a repository for templates that will assist the implementation of BIM in the built environment.

The National BIM Guide is based on the foundation of Australian Natspec BIM best practice and is reviewed by various other international partners including:

National BIM guide

The BIM Institute have developed the National BIM Guide using the Natspec BIM Guide as a foundation document to be read in conjunction with the Project BIM Brief and BIM Execution Plan which outlines the particular requirements for each project.  The Guide can also be used as a planning tool by consultants to clarify the services they propose to provide when preparing tenders and project managing a project.

BIM resource directory

Compliance Vendor Directory is a convenient, one-stop source for firms searching for vendors and professionals that offer BIM compliance-related products and services.

BIM Competition

The BIM Institute is issuing the two first South African BIM competitions for architects, designers and students for proposals on the design of healthier living. The competitions are designed to seek innovative architects in South Africa to work closer with client developers.

BIM courses

By introducing various levels of BIM upskilling into the educational space, we are able to provide comprehensive, relevant and up-to-date learning that is aligned to the international BIM framework standards and associated documents. .