We are redefining AEC delivery and the building cycle through BIM.

We provide a wide array of services through the BIM lifecycle to enhance your workflow, ranging from the powerful Autodesk AEC collection to Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions, the Tekla structural design suite, Sketchup for versatile design, and the Leica Geosystems Reality Capture solutions.

HiCAD at a glance…..


HiCAD Africa Ltd is a BIM Consultancy firm that helps companies in the AEC Industry drive value through the application of BIM on their projects and within their organisation.

Through our Building Information Modelling strategies, we provide professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction segment a collaborative way of creating and managing information, resulting in more transparent and efficient planning, building and project management from the start to finish.

        • We have a team of BIM experts that can provide consultancy and delivery services that will result in a high Return On Investment in your businesses. Our consultancy services range to these professionals: – Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Designers, Developers, Facility Managers and Project Managers.
        • With an experience of close to ten years, we offer the best in BIM Consultancy with a portfolio that consists of the crème de la crème of the best Architects, Contractors and Engineers in Kenya and the East Africa region.



BIM (Building Information Modeling) 

The Process

The Process

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is not just a technology, but a process that is transforming the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. This process involves creating and managing digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of places.

BIM is a highly collaborative process that allows multiple stakeholders – architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and more – to work together within one 3D model. This collaboration is key to the success of BIM, as it allows for better communication and coordination among the various parties involved in a project.

The BIM process integrates structured, multi-disciplinary data to produce a digital representation of an asset across its lifecycle. This includes everything from initial planning and design to construction and operations.

Value and Expected Outcomes

The Value and Expected Outcomes of BIM

But the utility of BIM doesn’t stop at construction. It extends into the operation and management of buildings. Governments, municipalities, and property managers can make informed decisions based on information derived from the model— even after the building is constructed.

What sets BIM apart is its intelligence. The components that make up a BIM model, known as BIM objects, are not just geometric representations. They are intelligent and store data. If any element is changed, BIM software updates the model to reflect that change.

In conclusion, BIM is more than just a technological advancement; it’s a process change. It encourages collaboration, improves accuracy, and ultimately leads to better buildings.

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the foundation of digital transformation in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. As the leader in BIM, Autodesk is the industry’s partner to realize better ways of working and better outcomes for business and the built world. – Autodesk

BIM Level One - CAD
BIM Level Two - Partial Collaboration
BIM Level Three - Full Collaboration
BIM Level Four - Full Integration

BIM - Level of Development (LOD's)

LOD 100 - Concept Design

The building 3D model is developed to represent the information on basic level. Thereby, only conceptual model creation is possible in this stage. Parameters like area, height, volume, location and orientation are defined

LOD 200 - Schematic Design

General model where elements are modeled with approximate quantities, size, shape, location and orientation. We can also attach non- geometric information to the model elements

LOD 300 - Detailed Design

The Model Element is graphically represented within the Model as a specific system, object or assembly in terms of quantity, size, shape, location, and orientation. Non-graphic information may also be attached to the Model Element.

LOD 350 - Construction Documentation

It includes model detail and elements that represent how building elements interface with various systems and other building elements with graphics and written definitions

LOD 400 - Fabrication & Assembly

Model elements are modeled as specific assemblies, with complete fabrication, assembly, and detailed information in addition to precise quantity, size, shape, location, and orientation. Non-geometric information about the model elements can also be attached

LOD 500 - As-Built

Elements are modeled as constructed assemblies for maintenance and operations. In addition to being actual and accurate in size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation, non-geometric information is attached to modeled elements

Autodesk AEC Collection

Powerful BIM and CAD tools for designers, engineers, and contractors, including Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and more.  – Autodesk

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Powerful BIM and CAD tools for designers, engineers, and contractors, including Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and more.  – Autodesk

Reality Capture

Capture your topography and existing site and project conditions to a high level of accuracy.

Leica Geosystems is leading the way in reality capture technology, providing solutions that allow professionals to create accurate and precise models of any environment. Their products are making a significant impact in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector, where they are used to capture and model entire structures or building sites.

Their technology extends to various infrastructures, cities, buildings, and even sea and river floors. They also offer solutions for erosion monitoring and flood analysis. Leica Geosystems has developed a cloud-based service called HxDR, which processes data in the cloud and delivers it to users via a web browser. HiCAD, being a Leica partner, provides a direct link for you to a wide array of Leica tools and solutions. 

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