Asite helps unlock potential of BIM across Africa

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Asite sponsors BIM Academy Africa’s online learning platform to support the growth of BIM in the region and help train the future leaders of the industry

Exceptional BIM is an online learning platform aligned with international digital construction standards and best practices to help users improve how they learn and lead in the digital built environment.

Asite has chosen to sponsor Exceptional BIM in its mission to realise its vision of providing digital construction education across Africa.

The programme aims to unlock the potential of BIM with a comprehensive learning and knowledge-based online training platform.

Ritesh Narain, EVP for India and MENA, said: “Asite is delighted to be part of an initiative that promotes the use of BIM throughout the continent of Africa, helping to upskill workers and give many their start in BIM.

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“For years Asite has been at the forefront of the integration of BIM across the sector. As such, we have seen BIM grow and develop to become one of the most exciting aspects of the industry.

“There is no doubt that BIM Academy Africa will play a crucial role in achieving this same level of excitement across the region, and we are thrilled to bring our expertise to the growing conversation and drive real change.”

Give Africa a ‘launchpad’

Vaughan Harris, executive director for BIM Academy Africa and BIM Institute, Aka ‘Baron of BIM’, said: “Africa needs guidance during these transformative times. Most companies need to move in a new direction: start-ups must professionalise, product and service innovations must be accelerated, and competitive positioning must be strengthened.

“I am proud to give Africa a launchpad to assist them through this journey.

“We are a living entity within our digital built environment, and we all have a professional role to play. With remote-working technologies presenting industry opportunities for many organizations across the globe.

“Together with Asite, we believe that Exceptional BIM can educate and grow an enthusiastic industry to build back better together! Fortune favours the brave.”

Fully integrated BIM

Asite has a strong reputation for working on some of the most challenging and complex construction projects worldwide. Through this work, Asite has seen BIM flourish and develop to become one of the most important aspects when undertaking any project.

Ensuring BIM is fully integrated with other areas of project management has always been Asite’s ultimate goal. For a long time, BIM has been siloed making it difficult to share information across the supply chain, producing data duplication and bottlenecks. However, when BIM authoring tools are integrated within a Common Data Environment (CDE) and model validation solutions, collaboration and communication are championed.

Through its sponsorship of Exceptional BIM, Asite will support the growth of BIM in the region and help train the future leaders of the industry. The online learning platform provides digital education to all tertiary levels and professional bodies on digital best practices.

The platform provides a secure online learning management system, and all templates, videos, downloadable working models, and webinars are provided through the NavBIM portal. Courses are gamified, and leader badges are awarded to users based on behaviour and goals reached through the courses.

Community networking is also encouraged – Exceptional BIM provides an opportunity to learn from industry experts.

Exceptional BIM also provides a conduit between industry and government concerning the use of BIM standards. The organisation monitors the advancement of global digital construction standards to remain at the forefront of the industry’s development.

To date it has trained over 1,000 professionals in BIM and provided more than 750 students with learning programmes.

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