the BLEA

BIM Library East Africa – the BLEA – is a leading provider of construction technology (ConTech) solutions in East Africa. The BLEA uses BIM and other advanced technologies to improve building design, construction and operation. The BLEA platform is a vendor-neutral digital space that features digital product models, or BIM objects, and construction products from top local and international brands available for purchase in East Africa.

At the BLEA, we believe that everyone, regardless of their experience or resources, deserves access to the best tools and resources to succeed in their construction projects. That’s why we are committed to connecting construction professionals and owners across East Africa to innovative technology and high-quality construction products.

Whether you’re working on a small renovation or a large-scale commercial development, the BLEA has the products and solutions you need to get the job done right. With our customer-centric approach, we are here to support you every step of the way.


What’s BIM?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a collaborative process that leverages intelligent 3D models to generate and manage data throughout a building’s entire lifecycle. This data includes both physical and functional characteristics of the facility, providing a shared knowledge resource for informed decision-making across design, construction, and operation stages.

BIM is the digitization of the construction sector, which utilizes 3D digital models to design, construct and manage built assets. These models are created with intelligent data that allows for highly coordinated documentation and model geometry, resulting in high-quality, cost-effective construction projects. Compared to traditional 2D design and drawing, BIM is a new paradigm that fosters cooperation, innovation and significant cost savings over the entire lifecycle of a building.

At the BLEA, our mission is to empower the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry in East Africa and beyond by providing cutting-edge technology and high-quality construction products.


BIM & Digital Modelling

We create digital models of products and structures using industry-proven BIM standards. We translate existing CAD designs and building plans to BIM models for use by AEC professionals. We work closely with manufacturers to help them make their products BIM-ready and easily accessible to building designers and facility managers as BIM objects.

ConTech Solutions

We offer multidisciplinary expert advice on construction technology and utilize cutting-edge ConTech to simplify processes and workflows for our clients. Our innovative solutions cater to architects, engineers, builders, construction project managers, and owners, helping them increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Online Shop

The BLEA platform is a one-stop-shop for all your construction needs. We offer a vast selection of premium construction products from top brands, both local and international, at highly competitive prices. With us, finding the right products for your project is hassle-free, thanks to our simplified shopping experience.

Designers’ Hub

The BLEA platform is a comprehensive resource for designers seeking to incorporate and exploit construction technology (ConTech) in order to make their workflows more efficient and streamlined. Whether you are searching for ConTech solutions or construction products for your project, the BLEA is here to assist you.