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As greater industry demands unfold, BIM is emerging as a necessary process to promote leaner operations throughout a construction project’s lifecycle. Regardless of size, contractors are at the heart of the workflows and processes that see the greatest benefits from BIM. Adopters of BIM accrue competitive, financial and operational benefits with usage and mastery of BIM processes and technologies. Globally, construction companies represent the fastest-growing segment of BIM adopters and are leading the industry in innovative applications of the technology.

Benefits of attending

  • Get powerful BIM insights, vital business analysis, commentary and other ideas directly during the 2-day conference.
  • Embrace engineering and construction technologies and specialisation that lead the market, outpacing competitors.
  • Get the best BIM ways government and public sector organizations can encourage the growth of the sustainable construction sector. The relationship between the private sector innovation and increasing sustainable practices
  • New approaches to building design Impact of skills shortage on sustainable construction
  • Get better technology to break out of the commoditisation trap.
  • Hear the latest engineering and digital construction industry trends

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saama This event has been accredited with ECSA though South African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) with 2 Points. saia This event has been accredited with SAIA (South Africa Institute of Architect) with 2 CPD Points. saosha This event has been accredited with South Africa Institute of Occupational Safety and Health with 5 CPD points

Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa • Dates: 15 – 16 March

Reasons to Attend

Johan Palm
Civil Engineering Practice Lead for Africa

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    Johan Palm has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Pretoria. Johan introduced integrated 3D structural design at Hatch in 1999. Johan worked in North America and Australia on projects as lead structural engineer, engineering manager and project manager. Recently Johan completed a R3B project in the DRC as Project Manager. In April this year Johan took up the Civil Engineering Practice Lead role at Hatch for Africa, Middle East and Europe. Johan’s current responsibilities extent in reviewing global mega projects and he is also currently engineering manager on a multi-billion-dollar project study in the DRC.

Louise de Villiers
Practice Area Lead
Architecture AECOM
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    Louise is a Professional Architect, with Masters Degrees in Architecture and Urban Design and is currently the Practice Area Lead – Architecture in the Centurion Office, AECOM SA. She was part of the original task team establishing BIM workflow and setting up BIM standards in AECOM SA and served as the Architecture BIM lead and hub-coordinator during that time. She has lead multi-disciplinary teams as lead designer and BIM coordinator on large scale / complex projects.

Iain Miskimmin
Digital Asset Advisor
Bentley Systems

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    Iain Miskimmin has been running the Crossrail/ Bentley Information management academy for 4 years educating a worldwide audience about what BIM really means. He runs the industry organisation Infrastructure Asset Data Dictionary for the UK and was part of the UK government BIM Taskforce. Iain’s other activities are as a director of the Innovations in Construction group called COMIT and as an Ambassador for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car. He is part of the UK BIM Alliance’s leadership group and passionate believer in the whole lifecycle value proposition for Digital Assets.

Hein Welman
BIM Manager
Royal HaskoningDHV

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    Hein is the multi-disciplinary BIM manager for Industry & Buildings within Royal HaskoningDHV, covering the South African & Mozambique regions. He is currently undertaking he’s MSc in “BIM and integrated design” and with this knowledge obtained, he takes the lead within the BIM environment and influences all team members to embrace BIM technology with proper implementation and adoption processes without disruption. He’s responsibilities includes UK level 2 maturity implementation for RHDHV’s BIM Global Alignment that includes the UK, NL, ME & APAC regions and offers additional BIM management services to clients and other consultants. This is done strictly in respect of the South African market and processes

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Louis Viljoen

Marelise Knobel
BIM Manager
Boogertman + Partners

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    As a BIM Manager, Marelise strives to implement sustainable architectural practices and BIM processes throughout the construction industry through efficient and productive methodologies of BIM tools and workflows. She is focused on aligning architectural business strategies with staff capabilities to ensure the best quality and proficiency within an architectural company. Marelise is a driven individual who has personal experience in efficiently implementing BIM in a large architectural practice and her collaboration skills has led to successful BIM implementation on numerous projects.

Gordon van der Heever
Executive Senior Associate
Bentel Associates International

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    Gordon has been with Bentel Associates International for the past 10 years. He moved from the drawing board, to 2D CAD, to 3D CAD and is now moving into the realm of BIM. In addition to being responsible for implementation of design to construction, he leads the movement to BIM in the office together with Marco Macagnano. He is also responsible for the IT portfolio and policies for BAI. Together with a team of highly motivated staff, Bentel is undergoing the transition to Intelligent Models and digital workflows.

Thabelo Netshivhungululu
BIM Specialist
Baker Baynes (PTY) Ltd

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    Thabelo is a driven and energetic AEC Application Engineer at Baker Baynes. He loves good design, and solving today’s most interesting and challenging problems in the build environment. Thabelo is passionate about creating a positive impact by integrating business, engineering, and sustainability into the latest technologies. Thabelo has eight years of experience in the Architectural industry, working on projects ranging from Residential, industrial and retail. Thabelo encountered Autodesk Software early in his life and developed a great passion for Autodesk Solutions. This passion earned him a Cum Laude for CAD at Tshwane University of Technology, Studying Architecture. Thabelo now specializes in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and Revit® Structure. He has been providing Training & implementing Autodesk® Solutions with leading companies nationwide, at various leading companies in the build environment. Thabelo actively explores different innovations within BIM, from early Concept Design to Facility Management with the aim of delivering Full Life Cycle Data sets of projects.

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Head of BIM

Marek Suchocki
Civil Infrastructure Strategy Lead
Autodesk UK
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    Marek Suchocki is the Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Strategy Lead for EMEA working with civil engineering customers and their projects. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Marek has been an active participant in the Task Group driving the UK Government BIM initiative from its initiation, having a management board role in the BIM4Infrastructure UK sub group and representing Autodesk on the BIM Technologies Alliance.

Ane Malherbe
Applications Engineer

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Leon van Rensburg
Senior Sales Consultant


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2nd Building Information Modelling in Africa Conference 2017

R 10,338.50 Including VAT

Public & Private Sector fees:
Cost per Delegate Excluding VAT.
Public & Private Sector fees:

Standard Booking – R8990 or $690
January 2017 – February 2017

Late booking fee – R9990 or $790 March 2017

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