Africa BIM Conference 2018 round-up report

Building Information Modelling in Africa Conference round-up The 3rd Annual BIM Africa Conference  by MillaSA on the 14 – 15 March 2018 saw over 100 delegates join BIM thought leaders at the Radisson Blu in Sandton for the 3rd Building Information Modelling in Africa. Many of the conversations centered around the inexplicable lengths that managers […]

Clients seek to work with BIM competition winners

LIVING SPACES BIM DESIGN COMPETITION 2018 Imagine the perfect retirement home? Imagine the perfect commercial B&B living? How should homes offer a healthy lifestyle of living and be able to assist you with everyday lifestyle preferences in and around the house? Imagine this lifestyle in senior retirement? Where living spaces and lifestyle are no longer […]

Mace Group: “Pursuit of a better way”

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is trouncing hundreds of years of accepted norms within the built environment. The true revolution has started and Dylan Rishworth, who is heading up the BIM and Digital Strategy at Mace Management Services (Pty) Ltd, part of Mace Group gets it! Rishworth and the Mace team are true leaders of the […]

Build BIM on strong foundations

There are, for every business, basics that must be mastered as a foundation for success. How do you master the basics? The first step is to identify and understand the fundamentals of his/her business. Second, you must fully understand why and how each fundamental should be applied. The study of karate is incredibly rewarding. Training […]

Back to the drawing board? Hell no!

Dear Traditional Architect I regret to inform you that we no longer draw lines on the computer screen. The process of designing includes build a digital model with parametric components loaded with specification data and information. Pretty cool, no? Let me introduce you to the term BIM (Building Information Modelling.) It is, in fact, the […]

A BIM BAM BOOMing year

A BIM BAM BOOMing year As the end of another year is upon us, it is with a sense of fulfilment that we can look back on a year that has been our most challenging to date, but so also the most successful yet for the BIM Institute team and our digital construction mission. This […]

BIMming great leaders

Leadership is what is needed at this stage of the African BIM (Building Information Modelling) rollout. Leaders in every discipline, in every 3D modelled project, every day. These leaders are being equipped with the tools and information needed to not only win BIM compliant tenders, but run BIM projects and transition their companies into digital […]

BIM4Professionals – the new age for professionals is here

Think BIM! For those who had the opportunity to attend last week’s Autodesk University (AU2017) in Cape Town, got a taste of why Building Information Modelling (BIM)  is currently the biggest market player in the design and construction industry; and is shaping and driving the next generation of digital construction technology that is already changing […]

Think outside the BIM box

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the new backbone to digitised construction. BIM increases productivity and improves the quality of work across the construction ecosystem from design, through construction and into operation. Although BIM is gradually integrating into contracts and processes, South African uptake and confidence among contractors remains low. This can be attributed to a […]

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) […]