Moscow becomes pilot region for introduction BIM technologies
The Russian capital is chosen as a pilot region for introduction of technology of building information modeling (BIM).
Russian Ministry of Construction has officially supported the initiative of the Government of Moscow to determine the capital as a pilot region for introduction of BIM technology in construction industry.
The Construction Complex in Moscow together with the Department of Information Technology of the city is preparing to ensure the use of BIM technology for the entire life cycle of capital construction by 2019. To do this, departments will develop methodological and legal base, including establishment of information technology resources for working with BIM-models.
Comprehensive introduction of modern technologies of information modeling in the construction industry will improve the quality of design objects, gradually reduce the total duration of their implementation from design to commissioning, as well as increase the efficiency of budget spending for the entire life cycle of capital construction.
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.
According to him, BIM allows you to visualize all the elements, systems and structures of a building in 3D-format. As a result, it is possible to avoid remakes, saving time for implementation of a project, reduce the cost of construction and further operation of constructed facilities.