BIM Africa Initiative
Azeez Abubakar is a young and vibrant professional and an Ambassador at BIM Africa Initiative. He is passionate about smart cities, digital construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM). He is a researcher exploring the use of generative design and BIM to exploit conceptual design innovation and virtual reality (VR) for real-time visualisation at the early design phase of a project to increase energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions, lower overall project cost and deliver the project faster. He has received several awards for his work in smart cities and BIM. He will be publishing his work in smart cities on Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS). He is enthusiastic about leveraging Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), Extended Reality (XR), Internet of Things (IoT) and other disruptive technologies in the AEC industry. He has participated in several BIM advocacy events and construction exhibitions in Nigeria and Kenya. Also, he has got excellent project management experience working on the Dangote Fertilizer Project and as the strategy person for the National Campus Innovation Challenge at Young Innovation Leaders Fellowship.