BIM Africa recognizes the talents and efforts of leading industry professionals and organizations in the construction sector going above and beyond to deploy innovative solutions towards Africa’s development. BIM Africa is a civil society organization that identifies itself with the most innovative and cutting-edge ideas in the African AEC Industry. The community has become a network of bright minds within Africa and the diaspora, pioneering innovations cross various spheres of the industry.
Here’s a chance to shine the lights on exceptional individuals, firms, or projects in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) sector across Africa. Some categories of the awards include:
Innovation in the Built Environment
Exceptional Projects or Firms in an African country with a result-backed record of deploying the innovative use of digital design processes and systems, sustainability performance, and overall outcomes in AECO or the built environment.
Research Excellence Award
Exceptional individuals of African descent in the Academia (or a Research Team/Project) that have developed and completed research works involving the deployment of innovative digital technologies and processes towards driving the building and infrastructure industry’s transformation.
Best Woman in African construction
Exceptional Woman of African descent with outstanding performance, amazing feats, and/or immense contribution to the African construction industry’s growth.
Outstanding Start-up Award
Exceptional Firms in an African country established less than 5 years and operating within the building and infrastructure industry with a result-backed record of an outstanding business product (software, hardware, service, equipment etc.).
Exceptional institution in an African country with a result-backed record of promoting, developing, and implementing policies, strategies, and programs to widen the uptake of digital technologies in the built environment. For example, an institution that has developed an outstanding MSc program. Another example can be a government department that has proposed policies for BIM adoption.
Other categories are also available involving Corporate Institutions, Teams, Individuals, Students, Researchers, Projects or perhaps a Government agency.
The Jury for the BIM Africa Innovation Awards 2021 is made up of astounding industry leaders with track records of excellence.
Rahel Shawl is the Founder and Principal of RAAS Architects, Ethiopia. She is a 2017 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate, School of Design, and was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007.
Dr Zulfikar Adamu is an Associate Professor of Strategic IT in Construction at London South Bank University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (FCABE), and the Higher Education Authority (FHEA). He has participated in the international panel of judges for the global AEC Excellence Awards organized by Autodesk for three consecutive years.
To nominate, visit https://awards.bimafrica.org. Nominations close on Saturday July 31st 2021.