On September 29, 2015 experts of National Association of Construction Engineering Consultants (NACEC) took part in the round table meeting ‘Areas of the Construction Industry Innovative Development Strategy. BIM Technologies’, organized by Moscow City Government and National Association of Surveyors and Designers (NOPRIZ).
The event attracted keen interest of the professional community, governmental bodies, scientific community, representatives of design, investment, and construction companies – totally around 200 participants took part in the discussion. Specialists estimate that despite positive experience of using BIM-technologies by Russian design and construction companies, the regulatory and legal framework, as well as its practical application still has a lot of unresolved problems, which hamper a wide application of advanced technologies in civilian and industrial construction.
Mikhail Posokhin, NOPRIZ President, in his opening speech, appealed to his colleagues to combine efforts in implementing the innovative plan of the construction industry development. However, he noted that implementing the complete project cycle in a BIM-model, including design, design dossier expert review, construction, and operation of a facility, is cost-effective both for investors and for designers.
Valery Tropin, Advisor to Director of Branch Centre of the Capital Construction (Rosatom State Corporation) on Innovative Development and Partner Relationship, Deputy Chairman of Union of Builders of Russia (RSS) Committee on Engineering, in his speech emphasized that engineering companies and design institutes, running business in the nuclear industry, have accumulated long-term experience of practical application of contemporary systems of 3D-design, managing contractor business activity, and are ready to share their experience. ‘An information model allows managing information competently and efficiently, optimizing all processes. Today this is a ‘trump card’ of any successful investment and construction project, which we implemented a lot’, added Valery Tropin. ‘Today highly qualified experts of NACEC and Union of Builders of Russia (RSS) Committee on Engineering are ready to provide support in developing regulatory and technical documents for efficient use of BIM-technologies in the construction industry’, he said.
It was also mentioned at the meeting that the plan of implementing technologies of information modelling by NOPRIZ includes: developing the methodology on applying the information modelling technology; building libraries of typical designs for repeated application; implementing tools which enable quick cost estimation of a facility under construction, and construction progress control in the building information model; conducting automatic expert review and development of a new database of regional cost estimate norms.
At the end of this year RF Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities Minister, according to the developed Plan of implementing BIM-technologies in construction, shall conduct an integrated audit of ‘pilot projects’ with applying BIM-technologies which are currently being implemented in Russia, and introduce respective updates in the Strategy of innovative development of the construction industry by 2030 which draft will be discussed in the near future.
Please follow this link to find reports of the participants of the round table.