Thu, 24 May | Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux

Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Construction Practice

This course is suitable for construction industry professionals, including: designers, consultants, contractors, clients, and other professionals who wish to gain a broad understanding of BIM. Participants will be able to understand why the construction industry in Africa needs to adopt BIM...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Construction Practice

Time & Location

24 May 2018, 09:00 – 19:30
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux , Rue Elig Efi, Yaounde, Cameroon

About the Event

Aim and Objectives

The aim of this course is to prepare participants to manage construction projects through the use of advanced planning and control techniques and to develop knowledge and skills in the use of BIM systems to support the successful delivery of construction projects.

Participants will:

• Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of BIM

• Enhance their knowledge on the selection and comparison of alternative BIM systems

• Apply advanced information modelling techniques using BIM systems

• Explore BIM systems for various construction applications

• Explore cloud/mobile BIM for sharing construction project information

• Develop an understanding of collaborative supply chain working practices required to gain competitive advantage in the use of BIM

• Identify areas of future research with international partners

• Identify opportunities for exchange programmes between institutions in developing and developed countries

• Identify opportunities to co-supervise PhD students

Tentative Lecture Schedule

Session 1: BIM for Design

Overview of BIM

• Introduction to BIM process and integrated project delivery, BIM applications

• BIM software systems and guide to choosing different BIM software systems

Use of BIM software (nD modelling)

• Familiarisation with modelling environment and tools, modelling approaches to producing plans, 3D models, views and sections of buildings, creating an initial sample of 3D BIM model using a BIM authoring software

• BIM for: visualisation, sharing information, coordination and clash detection

• BIM for: cost estimation (5D BIM), project scheduling (4D BIM), sustainability assessment (6D or 7D BIM)

Session 2: BIM for Education & Research

BIM for education

• How to integrate BIM into BSc and Master’s degree programmes

• How to develop a Master’s programme in BIM

• Challenges and the way forward

BIM for research

• Identification of emerging areas of research in ICT and BIM in particular

• Collaboration on research projects

• Collaboration on research articles

• Exchange programmes between staff and students

• Co-supervision of PhD students

Who can attend?

• Executives, corporates and industry professionals, architects, engineers and researchers from manufacturing, service and government organizations including R&D laboratories.

• Student students at all levels (BTech/B.Arch/M.Arch/MSc/MTech/PhD) or Faculty from reputed academic institutions and technical institutions.

Software requirements

There is no requirement for previous knowledge in engineering in order to attend this workshop. Also, the software that will be used by the facilitator are Revit, Navisworks, A360 cloud BIM and MS Excel. However, and although not mandatory, participants can still install them on a laptop of memory, at least 8GB RAM.


Dr. Henry Abanda PhD, Dipl.-Ing.,PGcert (Distinction), BSc (Hons), CEng, MIET, FHEA

Dr. Henry Abanda has a BSc (Hons) and Dipl.-Ing. in Mathematics/Physics and Civil Engineering from the University of Buea and École Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique (ENSP) de Yaoundé both in Cameroon. After obtaining his degree in Civil Engineering in 2003, Henry worked as a Project Engineer on projects funded by the governments of Cameroon and Japan. Henry obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Technology, Design & Environment at Oxford Brookes University in the UK in 2011. Henry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University. His research interests are in the area of Semantic Web, BIM, and Big Data. He has designed, implemented and delivers the BIM related modules on the undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the School of the Built Environment. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students working on construction project management, facilities management, BIM, Big Data and the Semantic Web. Henry has delivered BIM lectures at the Universidad de Lleida, Spain, Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, and recently at the UN-Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador. Henry was the lead facilitator in training 160 construction professionals through hands-on workshops on the use of BIM for construction project management and quantity surveying as part of the European Regional Development Fund Programme FutureFit Build Assets funded project. Henry’s recent BIM workshop was in the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, a top tier institution of learning in India.

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