CYPE has participated in The Big 5 Construct Southern Africa, the most important construction industry event in South Africa, where it has showcased its technological applications tailored to the BIM workflow. Furthermore, during their stay in the country, CYPE representatives have presented the company’s programs at the Nelson Mandela University, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Cape Town.
CYPE software has been used in South Africa for more than a decade due to the presence of Spanish engineering companies with construction projects in the country, which prompted the implementation of South African standards in the company’s software. These include SABS 0100 and SANS 10162-1:2011 for designing concrete foundations and steel sections, respectively.
Since then, according to Carlos Fernández, the company’s technical director, CYPE has developed new software applications adapted to the Open BIM workflow which, since they can be edited and configured manually, can be used anywhere in the world, making CYPE’s software increasingly popular with South African designers.
This is a position that the company wants to expand and consolidate at a time when the government led by Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the “South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan” to overcome the pandemic, which includes a major infrastructure program with investments of 51,266 million euros in schools, housing and transport networks, as well as creating 800,000 jobs over the coming years.
As well as the structural and system analysis applications that CYPE presented at The Big 5 Construct Southern Africa, the company also held professional meetings with the Nelson Mandela University, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Cape Town, where they hope to reach agreements to bring CYPE applications to the faculties and help students learn about and use CYPE’s professional software adapted to the BIM workflow right from their training stage.