Building Information Modelling – BIM – is the digitization of the construction sector, utilizing three-dimensional BIM Objects (digital models of real-world products) for the design, construction and management of built assets. BIM models contain intelligent data that allows for highly coordinated documentation and model geometry for higher-quality and cost-effective construction projects. BIM, instead of 2D design and drawing is the new paradigm, fostering new co-operation, innovation and building lifecycle savings.
BIM Library East Africa – the Blea – is a collection of BIM-ready construction products for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in East Africa. The Blea is a vendor-neutral platform featuring construction products available for sale from leading brands, both local and international. Listed products are also available as BIM Objects, i.e. digital models of the same products. BIM Objects found within the Blea are used by architects, designers, engineers, contractors, and owners in virtual building and facility management.
BIM Objects within the Blea exist as high-resolution images and 3D parametric models with embedded information. Key data contained in the BIM Objects include product description, catalogue details, manufacturer details, product durability, maintenance requirements, and operating instructions. Feel free to go through our list of products and download product models for your project use. You can also select to buy the products directly from our platform and have them delivered to your site.