The Blea is an information resource site and online shop for construction products.

Welcome to the BLEA!

We connect people across East Africa, construction professionals and owners, to cutting-edge technology and high-quality construction products.

BIM Library East Africa (the BLEA) is a company dedicated to meeting the demand for quality construction products and high technology in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry in East Africa and Africa at large. The BLEA was founded in 2018 and is registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya.

For industry professionals, the BLEA provides a platform with reliable product information, BIM Objects for digital construction, and a virtual catalogue in data and 3D digital model formats for ease of access during all stages of construction. The BLEA is East Africa’s most reliable information resource site for construction products and technology.

For manufacturers, the BLEA provides a platform to create and distribute BIM-ready product models to a vast audience of potential customers. The BLEA also offers manufacturers the opportunity to promote their products and services to a targeted audience of industry professionals.

For construction professionals and project owners, the BLEA offers an online shop, which is a virtual hardware store for construction products that enables them to buy building supplies directly from the platform and have them delivered to the construction site.

For all AEC professionals, the BLEA is a one-stop shop for all their construction needs. Professionals can access BIM-ready product models, purchase building supplies, find ConTech solutions to streamline their operations and get valuable information.

Our guiding values are respect, reliability, integrity, innovation, and passion. The BLEA team embraces growth and continuous learning in the fulfilment of its work to ensure complete customer satisfaction.


Our Core Values

the Blea - Core Values Respect


the Blea - Core Values Reliability


the Blea - Core Values Integrity


the Blea - Core Values Innovation


the Blea - Core Values Passion


Discover the BLEA’s Journey

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November 20, 2018
Get's registered and begins R & D
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July 2019
The Blea goes live!
the Blea Nomination at the FOYA Awards
What a Year!
We made it through 🙂 ... and got our first nomination!
the Blea Nomination at the Kenya E-commerce Awards
We got multiple nominations; Kenya Ecommerce Awards, Startup of the Year Awards (SOYA)
BIM Library East Africa (the BLEA) Wins eCommerce Startup Competition
We are victorious!
the BLEA wins eCommerce Startup Competition & the MEA Business Awards! 🏆

Meet Our Leaders


HR Operations Manager

Derrick Kimemia

Co-Founder, Managing Partner,
Director of BIM & Ecommerce

Viona Wairimu

Co-Founder, Partner,
Director of Marketing & Comms.

Digital Operations

Digital Operations Manager

Digital Operations

BIM Coordinator


Logistics Manager


Finance Manager

Awards & Recognition

Industry leaders and influencers recognize the BLEA as a fast-growing leader in ConTech and a trusted source of construction product information. We are also recognized for our ecommerce services, ranking high for both customer and supplier satisfaction.


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