16Mar2017

Eye on the Maine chance

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BIM has great benefits for early stage designs. Visualising a project in 3D is not a new concept in architecture, but software allows us to analyse our buildings during design stages to give clients the most effective buildings. BIM allows clients to get involved in the project’s decision making and communicates the design intent, not […]

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10Mar2017

In the swim with BIM

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The BIM Institute proudly hosted its first BIM BAM BOOM event in Durban last month, which gave the team the opportunity to scout the local construction scene. Several major private developments are breaking ground in North of Durban, which continue to change the Umdloti and Umhlanga shorelines. The Pebble Beach Resort stood out to the […]

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01Mar2017

KZN sets the pace for BIM

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By Jenni McCann Last week (22 and 23 February) – at the KZN Construction Expo – the BIM Institute hosted a two day BIM BAM BOOM Workshop, highlighting the current BIM processes in South Africa and which organisations are leading the charge by adopting the international BIM framework of standards. It is interesting to attend […]

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08Feb2017

BIM Institute gets a ‘thumbs up’ to list accredited companies

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If you not already feeling “bim bamboozled” now is a good time to start. The BIM Institute reported great feedback from its attendance at 12 events last year in addition to the independent workshops it held in 2016. Knowledge sharing, networking and consulting were the main highlight responses. By the end of 2016 many of […]

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11Jan2017

How to succeed in implementing a BIM process in 2017

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Many will agree that South Africa’s local industry’s traditional conservatism is holding us back from implementing new and improved digital construction technologies. Case studies and logic can also support this statement, but there are also many local companies out there that have started investing in certain disruptive technologies and are enjoying a visible change in […]

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14Dec2016

SA BIM Survey reveals local industry as technology laggard

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A cursory glance at construction projects in our major cities would give the impression that the construction industry is widening its vision and raising its game. Buildings are more innovative, our search for natural resources is taking us deeper and one would think that the pace of change is such that construction projects are abreast […]

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12Dec2016

BIM BAM BOOM 2017

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Now in our 2nd year, the BIM Institute has evolved to include BIM educational activities, owing to the growing knowledge needs of BIM standards in the built enviroment. The key objective to promoting BIM upskilling at partnered events such as Building Smart Summit 2017 (22 & 23 February 2017) the ACE/TCE Construction Expo ( 23 […]

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30Nov2016

BIM SET TO BOOM AS INSTITUTE BUILDS A CASE FOR DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION

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I recently received a copy of the quarterly cidb newsletter, titled Concrete and was moved to read that government institutions are starting to push BIM too. [cidb Newsletter – Concrete, Issue 7] There’s a catchy new acronym in town and it shouldn’t be long before it becomes synonymous with construction projects throughout South Africa, as […]

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23Nov2016

117 Strand Street has BIM Ingenuity

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BIM in action A recent project that caught my attention in Cape Town is a new mixed use development under construction in Strand Street – http://www.117onstrand.com/ by developers Ingenuity Property Investments. 117 on Strand is hailed as a progressive upgrade of one of Cape Town’s inner city landmark through redevelopment into a mixed-use block, comprising […]

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01Nov2016

Digital transformation is beginning to influence real estate

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In the past twelve months we have seen a vast interest in Africa’s digital built environment and how digital transformation is now beginning to influence IT investments in construction businesses throughout Africa. It cannot be highlighted enough that there is a massive opportunity for construction to raise its game through digitisation. Although most construction companies […]

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