Dates & Venue

Monday & Tuesday, 22 to 23 July 2019. Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

Workshop tackles building information modelling with GIS

SA GeoTech 2019 will feature workshops alongside its great line up of speakers on its conference programme, and leading companies in the accompanying exhibition.

The BIM Academy Africa’s “BIM for Leaders Master Class” Workshop is an intensive workshop designed to give managers and other interested persons the complete lowdown of building information modelling (BIM) with geographic information systems (GIS). It is a software agnostic workshop, accredited by CanBIM (Canada BIM Council) and White Frog, and is endorsed by the Northumbria University Newcastle.

The workshop will help participants get to grips with the information models, processes and delivery methods required to make an impact in their BIM careers. BIM must speak to everyone’s needs, and requires an approach that facilitates learning with a bigger picture of collaborative information models in mind.

Attendees will learn the fundamental concepts of BIM, its different processes, its business benefits and the critical factors for successful BIM implementation on projects.

The workshop starts with the understanding of a BIM strategy and the importance of publishing information into one single “source of the truth” for everyone on the project. They will also learn how to manage the process and the different role players in BIM. Next, delegates will explore the pros and cons of BIM in the various project delivery methods, and by the end of the workshop will have covered critical processes and deliverables necessary for BIM in a project life cycle.

The course comprises a mixture of presentations and practical exercises to introduce participants to:

  • Global trends: Standards, guidelines, policies and education
  • Process: Learn about various stages with the life cycle of a BIM project
  • Delivery methods: What to expect with different delivery methods on a project
  • Management: How to be a leader and deal with critics and traditional thinkers
  • BIM maturity: assessing BIM competencies within an organisation

Register for the workshop here:

Contact Vaughan Harris, BIM Academy Africa, Tel 021 518-0993,

Chris Yelland

Chris Yelland