A walk in the Park Square

THE BIM Institute spoke to Adhir Imrith from Arup on the use of BIM in the delivery of the Park Square development located in Umhlanga New Town Centre, North of Durban. The 85,000m2 development, comprising of commercial office space, a retail component at street level and basement parking, is being developed by Nedport Developments (Pty) […]

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Conference explores geotech business benefits with BIM

SA GeoTech 2017, a geospatial business conference, brought the geospatial and related industries together in Gauteng for three days to discuss and demonstrate geospatial and measurement technologies, their business benefits and applications. The conference, which took place from 25 to 27 July 2017, also provided insight into current geotech trends and deployment strategies. Hosted by […]

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Post Event Report- Digital Construction Expo 2017

by Jenni McCann “The great growling engine of change. Technology.” Alvin Toffler. Technology, and the change it brings to the construction industry, was the buzzword at this year’s Digital Construction Expo (co-located at the annual Totally Concrete and African Construction Expo.) And what an expo it was, with the support from its main sponsors ( […]

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Collabra Cadabra

How collaborative is your project? While searching for collaborative solutions available locally  for the South African built environment, the BIM Institute met up with Jaco Barnard, from Agile Business Technology, in Stellenbosch to understand more about Viewpoint for Projects™ platform. This solution is a suite of applications that can be configured to overcome the industry […]

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Part 2 – Captains of BIM in South Africa

BIM Champion is a buzzword that is increasingly heard amongst the company’s in South Africa and my research indicates that this may be because more companies are starting to engage with BIM projects. But who are the BIM Champions and why are they needed? A BIM Champion is the person who has the technical skills, theoretical knowledge and the […]

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Captains of BIM in South Africa

A recent article in this month’s Concrete Trends magazine captured the insights of five captains of BIM in our industry. Although ten interviews were conducted with various industry champions, the magazine was limited to publish only five of the ten, in no particular order. We can all agree that there are far more than just […]

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BIM is a Boom for Junk Status

Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies are, at their core all about collaboration and transparency, something our very own ANC government completely lacks. The adoption of any BIM mandate through our national government is not something our built environment will being embracing anytime soon. If we as a country want to succeed and unlock new, more […]

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Putting the BOOM BAM into BIM

Article by: By Kelly-Ann Prinsloo (The Civil Engineering Contractor April 2017 publication) With recent advances in technology on offer for built environment professionals, The Civil Engineering Contractor spoke to Vaughan Harris, executive director at the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute, to ask if building information modelling enables engineers, architects, and quantity surveyors to work on […]

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Eye on the Maine chance

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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In the swim with BIM

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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