The SMART series of summits for decision-makers involved in the design, construction and management of their buildings and infrastructure assets

Today, 40% of Africans live in cities. With 1 billion of the African population projected to live in urban areas by 2040, the industrial revolution of Africa will also be digital and numerical.

Smarter approaches to buildings and city infrastructure are non-negotiable!

The BIM Institute is pleased to present the SMART Buildings and Infrastructure series of summits – Africa’s only platform designed for decision-makers and analysts from the public and private sectors responsible for the design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets and or the specification and procurement of major infrastructure assets.

An innovative programme for all three summits will feature and showcase key insights into emerging trends, confront the most pressing issues, discover solutions, explore technologies, debate a road map for a smart future and learn best practices in:

  • planning for resilience
  • designing for adaptability
  • creating value
  • delivering smarter buildings and infrastructure

Speakers

 

Africa Summit:

Kyle Porter

Managing Director
Skybird Technologies

Africa Summit:

Jaco Cronje

Managing Director
Katika Consulting

Africa Summit:

Sharoda Rapeti

Smart Cities Leader: Africa
Deloitte & Touche

Africa Summit:

Chris Allen

Lecturer: Construction Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Africa Summit:

Simbai Chimhundu

Associate Directort
Turner Townsend

Africa Summit:

Friedrich Sieberhagen

Development Manager – Networking
Dimension Data

Testimonials

“I found the content to be highly relevant to support knowledge building and decision making and the presenters were most engaging and knowledgeable”
Shardoa Rapeti, Smart Cities Leader: Africa, Deloitte & Touche, South Africa

“Participating as a panellist and Moderator at the Smart Buildings and Infrastructure Summit in Durban recently exposed me to a wealth of knowledge and experience from the numerous industry experts and role players, I would definitely recommend this event to anyone working in the Built Environment.”
Gavin Labuschagne, Managing Director, E2E Consulting, South Africa

Why attend?

  • LEARN about cutting-edge technologies and materials for new or retrofit smart infrastructure projects
  • NETWORK with a highly influential group of participants and learn from the leading case studies
  • HEAR how to develop a business case and roadmap to smart infrastructure
  • UNDERSTAND the opportunities of integrating smart infrastructure into your city projects – give input in the design and work with suppliers for better cohesion.

Topics covered

  • How ICT is driving smart infrastructure in Africa
  • Deciphering the critical need for collaboration to build the future
  • Anticipations and scares of a connected future
  • Bringing the smart buildings business case to life

View the latest programme here

Co-located events

MAXIMISE YOUR ROI AND BUSINESS RESULTS!

The Smart Buildings and Infrastructure series consists of 3 regional summits, co-located with Africa’s largest continental and regional expos:

  • KZN Construction Expo
  • African Construction Expo
  • Cape Construction Expo

The combined events will showcase hundreds of exhibitors and attendees from across the African construction, built environment and infrastructure industries.

Presenting sponsor:

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Sponsors:

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SqwidNet

Vehicle partner:

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Association partners:

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bim
KNX
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“…if we get African urban, transport and energy infrastructure right, then that’s a huge boost to global development in this century. Africa is where a fundamental growth story with planet-­‐wide implications is unfolding, and the continent needs the cities and connectivity to support that..”

Paul Clements-­‐Hunt, CEO of The Blended Capital Group and Special Advisor, to the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA)
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