Use of Building Information Technologies (BIM) for the design of all facilities financed by the government may become a binding requirement in 2019. Mikhail Men, Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, told the journalists after his meeting with the British delegation at the International Real Estate Investment Forum PROEstate on September 14.
Foreign colleagues told the Russian minister that in Great Britain all facilities under government contracts are now being designed in BIM, thus resulting in 30% reduction of the construction cost of facilities financed by the government.
“This figure is not an estimation by experts but the experience Great Britain gained when obliged to use Building Information Technologies for government contracts”, clarified the minister. “Our objective is to apply the same solutions as our British colleagues, and oblige to use BIM for all facilities to be constructed under government contracts in Russia”.
He emphasized that for the first time Russia almost goes hand in hand with the worldwide community in using this breakthrough technology. At the Forum our Government representatives is discussing the road map developed by the RF Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities and dedicated to implementation of Building Information Technologies. Starting from 2017 part of the facilities under the government contracts will be constructed using BIM, and in 2019 it may become a binding requirement.