CPD Accreditation for Architects

South African Institute for Buildings Design (SAIBD) is accrediting the Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Western Cape Summit with 1 CPD credit in Category 1 for all registered Architectural Professionals.

CPD Accreditation for Quantity Surveyors

Accredited in terms of the requirements of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors with:

  • 5 CPD hours in category 1

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

The Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Western Cape summit on 23 August will make it easy for decision-makers involved in the development, design and delivery of new and existing buildings to catch the SMART buildings wave, reaping substantial rewards along the journey.

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.

The innovative summit programme looks at the future of buildings from technology evolution to new value adding services, better collaboration, smart maintenance, local and international lessons learned, infrastructure transformation, sustainable strategies and best practices in:

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



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


“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

“I have attended tens of events related to smart and future cities, and I found the Smart Buildings and Infrastructure summit very successful in all the dimensions, great high-quality organisation & management, relevant content, cutting-edge topics and high caliber speakers.”
Oualid Ben Ali, Founder and President of FutureCitiesCouncil, Sultanate of Oman

Why attend?

  • Explore opportunities to smarten up existing or new buildings while increasing its revenue generation and cost effectiveness
  • Gain knowledge on how to improve building performance through smart technology
  • Understand technology implementation within smart buildings
  • Network with a highly influential group of participants

Topics covered

  • Practical use cases of incorporating smart elements into buildings
  • Smart buildings and associated revenue streams
  • The impact of big data and the Internet of Things
  • Improving building performance through smart technology

View the latest programme here

Co-located events


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:


Association partners:

“…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)