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Milla SA announces the 5th BIM Africa 2020 conference. With growing demand for BIM and interests in Africa, the aim is to exchange best practices and critically scrutinize new developments. Innovative solutions for the complete construction value chain will be discussed. 5th BIM Africa Conference brings the right people together to drive the digitisation of construction processes. This will increase the quality and efficiency of the African construction industry. Rolling out BIM in Africa starts now. Building Information Modeling is currently one of the most discussed topics in the construction industry. But what opportunities does BIM bring to companies? What potential does virtual planning and realization offer for everyday professional life?

At the 5th Building Information Modeling Africa 2020 conference, subject matter experts answer these questions and show how professional BIM projects can be strategically built. From the point of view of the project participants in planning, construction, production and operation, practical demonstrations will be given on how digital modeling options can be used to work even more efficiently and economically in the construction industry.

We look forward to your participation.

Dr SOUBRA Souhail
EU BIM Task Group
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    Dr. Souhail Soubra is Chair of the EU BIM Task Group (, He is also the Director of the IT department at CSTB ( His main fields of interest include Simulation Environments, Building Information Modelling, Geographical Information management, Virtual and Augmented Reality. He is managing CSTB’s IT department working on digital transition for the construction sector and in the frame of which two innovative immersive spaces have been put in place. He participated to several EC funded projects. Souhail Soubra is a member of various expert committees in “Construction IT” and has co-authored several publications and books in this field. He is a member of various BIM related standardization bodies (CEN TC 442, ISO TC 59 / SC13). He is currently contributing to the French “Plan BIM 2022”. This plan was launched in January 2019 by the ministry of housing in order to prepare a large-scale deployment of BIM in the French construction sector.

May Winfield
Associate Director
BuroHappold Engineering (UK)
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    May Winfield is an Associate Director at BuroHappold Engineering. She is a Senior construction lawyer for more than sixteen years and a leading UK legal specialist in BIM and construction technology. May has been advising on BIM contracts and disputes since 2011 in UK, UAE and parts of Europe where She prepared BIM guidance for use by many companies. She has spoken worldwide on BIM and technology (Singapore, Dubai, keynotes in Germany and Portugal) May wrote and co-authored award-nominated reports on BIM and is currently researching and writing a report on the international legal impact of the new international BIM standard, ISO19650. She also led the drafting team that produced the first UK standard contract guidance on BIM post-ISO 19650, i.e. the JCT Practice Note on BIM. Currently, May is leading a team to draft UK legal and contract guidance and standard Protocol for the ISO19650for the ISO19650

Moses Itanola
Executive Director
BIM Africa
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    Moses is the Executive Director at BIM Africa Initiative – a pan-African network of construction professionals passionate about the digital transformation of the built industry. He is a Quantity Surveyor, Construction Manager and BIM Specialist with interests in sustainability and technology in the African Construction Industry. He is a Researcher, Blogger, Advocate and Trainer (Autodesk Certified Instructor) exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (VR/AR), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and BIM-compliant Construction Management Software’s in construction projects. He has consulted and participated in numerous construction, infrastructure and estate development projects deploying Technology and Building Information Modelling to ensure project efficiency.

Vaughan Harris
BIM Institute
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    Vaughan has been involved in various sectors of the construction industry locally and internationally since graduating with a National Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying 1994. His seven years with one of South Africa’s largest Construction Software development companies, Construction Computer Software gave him the opportunity of working closely with most of South Africa’s largest contractors in defining their internal systems and processes as well as being involved in implementing the information management systems on large capital projects. In addition to his valuable role within the construction industry in South Africa, he is founder of the BIM Blog and has recently been awarded the top 30 BIM Blogs on the internet. After founding BIM Institute in 2015 and developing the BIM National Guide for South Africa, Vaughan, successfully established the BIM Academy Africa and has recently steered the BIM implementation program for the Ethiopian Government (ECPMI) in 2017

Janine Strachan
Senior BIM Specialist
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    Janine Strachan specialises in identifying best practices and methodologies for integrating BIM into everyday workflows. Janine develops and oversees BIM/Revit Workflows and Standards. Her role as BIM Specialist included continuous staff development, user and project-based support, maintaining Revit templates and content libraries and overseeing the implementation of BIM workflows on projects. Skilled in emerging software/application options forming the future of BIM, she is a proven leader in the best practices and methodology for integrating technology into everyday workflows for the AEC industry. Starting with (3D) coordination to generating (4D) schedules and (5D) quantities from models, Janine has delved deep into the BIM process. In addition, she had the opportunity to share this knowledge with audiences and publications across South Africa as a speaker at the 3rd Building Information Modelling in Africa Conference 2018. Her topic was focused around “Learning on the job – BIM is the way, but how?”, a presentation which resonated with delegates. Her article, “Learning BIM on the job”, was published in the June 2018 issue of Position IT Magazine.

Imraan Mahomed
Kwazulu Natal Lead
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    I help multi-national clients to deliver capital projects in Africa and abroad. I’ve been fortunate to live through dramatic changes in the consulting engineering and construction industry since I qualified as a civil engineer at UKZN (BSc.Eng, 2001).

    I’ve used my work experience at 4 international firms (Murray & Roberts, Parsons Brinckerhoff, AECOM and Aurecon) and my postgraduate studies in project management (MSc, Salford, UK, 2012) and business leadership (Executive MBA, UCT, 2017) to develop my core skills, that of a change manager and integrator.

    Whilst at times disguised as a director, project manager or business developer, ultimately, I spend most of my time managing change and integrating people with different skillsets toward a common outcome. This has proven to be a useful set of tools to tackle the challenges facing the built environment in the digital era.

    Increasingly, we are consumers of this digital world. But we know that goods are becoming services and services are often packaged as goods. How we approach the act of creating these services and things rather than simply consuming them will define how we as engineers shape the future of the built environment and the experiences of people who live and work with the fruits of our labour.

Vernon Harley
Bus & Tech Innovation Senior Principal | Accenture
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    Having spent the last 19 years implementing enterprise asset management systems in asset intensive industries in Africa and abroad, Vernon is now focusing on public infrastructure delivery and working to unlock valuable and actionable insights from the lifecycle of planning, building, operating and maintaining public infrastructure assets for improved adherence to budget and schedule.

Elbrecht Oswald
Oswald Professional Engineers
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    Elbrecht Oswald, Director of Oswald Professional Engineers Inc. has been involved with Pharmaceutical Companies since the inception of his company. His continuous drive for efficient operations and processes leads to innovative thinking regarding the use of BIM within Pharmaceuticals. He is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a MScEng Mechatronic Degree from Stellenbosch University.

Amanda Mtya
University of Cape Town
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    Amanda Mtya is a Lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Construction Economics and Management Department. Her previous work experience involves construction site management (industrial and retail infrastructure), Project Management consultancy and public sector Infrastructure Project Management. Her research interests include construction management and the implementation of BIM standards and legislation in South Africa.

Zama Ngcobo
LNP Attorneys
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    Zama Ngcobo is a Director in LNP Attorneys’ Construction, Infrastructure & PPPs department. Her focus is on contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering legal matters. She is well known for her cradle-to-grave expertise in complex infrastructure projects and has vast experience in drafting and advising on the standard form and bespoke construction contracts, including EPC, EPCM, Design & Build, O&M, BOOT, as well as professional appointments. Zama has advised and trained private and public sector clients on the use of FIDIC, NEC and JBCC agreements. She is also experienced in mediations, adjudications, arbitrations and superior court proceedings arising from construction contracts.

Len Holder
Divisional Director
MLC Quantity Surveyors Botswana
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    Len’s expertise within the construction industry span fifteen years of which nine were in South Africa before being appointed to the position of General Manager with MLC in Botswana. Project expertise includes cost planning and estimates, bill production, cost management, practice development, business development and training of professionals in the construction industry.Len was appointed to the position of Cost Management Practice Lead. With his past employer, he was responsible for practice development which focuses on developing ways to deliver projects at a faster rate, that are of a better quality and at the optimum level of profitability. His duties also included acting as Application Specialist for Global Unite. Global Unite is a system which gives companies the ability to collect and share project performance data. He is currently resident and acting Managing Director with MLC Quantity Surveyors in Botswana. The MLC office in Botswana provides the full range of QS services over a wide range of projects in Botswana and Zambia. Their clients are mainly from the private sector. Len also presents training courses in construction estimating on behalf of Alusani Skills and Training Network on a regular basis. Since 2014 he has been codeveloping an estimating application which will make quick and convenient estimates available to many in the construction and property industry.

Lynn Spieringshoek-Martins
Director: Infrastructure Programme Delivery
Western Cape Government Health
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    With formal training as an Architect, Lynn Spieringshoek-Martins is experienced in the Construction Sector in Southern Africa. Having been the director in a medium sized Architectural Practice and run her own business, her skill set includes both Public and Private sector infrastructure projects. In her current role as the Director: Infrastructure Programme Delivery at the Department of Health Lynn manages the delivery of the Infrastructure Programme related to Capex, Minor capital and Maintenance projects through interaction with Districts and Health Facilities and monitoring/oversight of Implementing Agents in the Western Cape. With a keen interest in innovation in infrastructure, Lynn is currently exploring the benefits of BIM to clients in the design and operations of buildings.

5th Building Information Modelling in Africa Conference 2020

R 10,338.50 Including VAT