Moscow issued over 10 opinions on BIM projects
Moscow Construction Complex experts have issued more than 10 opinions on projects presented via BIM technology, said Valery Leonov, Chairman of Moskomekspertiza.
According to him, there are several advantages of submitting a data model for state examination.
“First of all, the changes made to the project will not result in excessive expenses for design works and increasing the terms of their implementation, as BIM tech allows you to automatically track the chain of changes in all sections and quickly update them. Another advantage of such technologies – high quality of project documentation, obtained by automatic checks and elimination of minor inconsistencies. The richer and more elaborated is a data model, the less amendments it requires, that results in prompt issuing of positive conclusion,” said Vladimir Leonov.
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.
These technologies are widely used all over the world for 20 years. However, in Russia there is no legal framework for their widespread use.