KwaZulu-Natal Summit

22 February 2017

Africa Summit

24 May 2017

Western Cape Summit

15 August 2017

South African Institute of Building Design will validate Continuing Professional Development for all Registered Architectural Professionals, valued:  CPD value: 1.0 credits, category 1

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors has accredited this event with: 6 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 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



wolf-stinnesKZN Summit:
Kayode Adesemowo, Lecturer – Institute for Information & Communication Technology Advancemen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

wolf-stinnesKZN Summit:
Simbai Chimhundu, Associate Director, Turner Townsend

jaco-kempKZN Summit:
Jaco Kemp, Sustainable Buildings Specialist, Arup Associates

wolf-stinnesKZN Summit:
Gavin Labuschangne, Managing Director, E2E Consulting

wolf-stinnesKZN Summit:
Ronald Nothnagel, Executive Manager, FM Solutions

Nathan-IyerKZN Summit:
Nathan Iyer, Principal Partner, IYER Urban Design Studio

Nathan-IyerKZN Summit:
Shawn Hopkins, Professional Architect and Owner,

wolf-stinnesKZN Summit:
Wolf Stinnes, Smart Buildings and Digital Cities Solutions Architect, Dimension Data

Kyle-porterKZN Summit:
Kyle Porter, Managing Director, Skybird Technologies, South Africa

Rapeti_SharodaKZN Summit:
Sharoda Rapeti, Smart Cities Leader: Africa, Deloitte & Touche, South Africa

Rapeti_SharodaKZN Summit:
Tony Lee Luen Len, Sustainable Development Expert, Ecosis Ltd, Mauritius

KZN Summit:
Xolani Zuma, Facilities Management Executive, Barclays Africa Group Limited, South Africa

KZN Summit:
Tony Smallwood, Executive Head: Vodacom IoT, Vodacom, South Africa

Top 100+ key buyers will be in attendance

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

  • Bright Green Buildings: The link between “Smart” and “Sustainable”
  • How devices talk to each other in a smart building environment
  • Anticipations and scares of a connected future
  • Bringing the smart buildings business case to life

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.

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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)