Posts tagged as IFC

Analytical-physical modelling and interoperability propel BIM

The increasing adoption of BIM as the method of choice for conceptual and detailed architectural design has resulted in more elaborate and complex designs than ever before. With this complexity, there is a need for more effective and automated BIM to structural analysis interoperability. As BIM becomes pervasive in all types of engineering projects, structural […]

Automating data flow between GIS and BIM

Phase 2 of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Future City Pilot aims to improve the automation of the flow of data between geospatial systems (GIS) and building information models (BIM) systems, as well as address a number of related interoperability challenges. The OGC is seeking interested sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  Energy storage is a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of local generation and a clean, resilient energy supply. The technology continues to prove its value to grid operators around the world who must manage the variable generation of solar and wind energy. However, the development […]

Toward universal energy access: Designing a new household electrification strategy for SA

  Over the past two decades, South Africa has achieved a significant level of electrification: 76% of all households now have access to largely grid-connected power, up from 34% in 1994. Despite successes, the country’s Department of Energy (DoE) and its delivery partners face several barriers to electrifying the remaining backlog of 3,4-million households. In […]

Launch of African ICT infrastructure fund

  African investment management firm, Convergence Partners has launched the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), said to be the only infrastructure fund that is dedicated purely to the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Africa. With a first close of $145-million, it is one of the largest African based infrastructure funds, notwithstanding its […]