15 construction projects in Moscow to be implemented with use of BIM technology


About 10 construction projects in Moscow were designed using BIM technology, in addition, the work on four projects is ongoing, and one more is scheduled to start soon, said the Chairman of the Moscow Committee on the state examination of projects and pricing in construction (Moskomekspertiza) Valery Leonov.

“Today we have completed 11 projects, the work on four more projects is in progress. There is another major project, which we will build on the territory of New Moscow, it will be a hospital complex in Kommunarka district. This project is likely to be implemented with the use of BIM technology,” said Leonov.

According to him, Moskomekspertiza has created a special department for introduction of BIM technology. “About 50 experts have been trained, today we form two more groups of 25 people,” noted Leonov.

Previously, the portal of the Construction complex with reference to the Minister of Construction  Mikhail Men said that the road map for implementation of BIM technologies will be prepared by September. “We have high hopes for this program in the coming years, more than 50% of state contracts will be transferred to BIM-design,” said Mikhail Men.

As a reminder, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.

For the professionals involved in a project, BIM enables a virtual information model to be handed from the design team (architects, landscape architects, surveyors, civil, structural and building services engineers, etc.) to the main contractor and subcontractors and then on to the owner/operator; each professional adds discipline-specific data to the single shared model. This reduces information losses that traditionally occurred when a new team takes ‘ownership’ of the project, and provides more extensive information to owners of complex structures.


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