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BuildingSMART Russia Open Day

The buildingSMART Russia Open Day was held on 4 September 2018.

The Open Day was attended by representatives of Rosatom, JSC Russian Railways, design companies, commercial companies, higher educational institutions, and software vendors. The event also saw interest in Russia’s neighboring states. The conference was attended by representatives of Kazakh Scientific Research and Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture.


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Among the speakers were representatives of buildingSMART International, Ministry of Construction, Technical Committee 705 and buildingSMART Russia.

Richard Kelly, Operations Director for buildingSMART International gave a detailed account of the activities of buildingSMART International, in particular, the openBIM concept. 

Sarah Merz, co-leader of the professional certification program, made a presentation about program for specialists in the field of open standards. This program makes it possible for specialists to gain accreditation for their professional skills with an international organisation.

The representative of the Ministry of Construction spoke about the plans of the Ministry in the field of application of information modeling technologies in construction. The representative of Technical Committee 705 made a presentation on the medium-term standardization program. The development of a professional community in specific applied and methodological areas, in particular, the perspectives of establishment of Rail Room and discussion of the main directions, were the subject of a detailed discussion.

Chairman of buildingSMART Russia, Vyacheslav Alenkov, spoke about plans for development.

“The mission of buildingSMART Russia is integration of Russia into international processes of standardization.  We mean the development of tools for life cycle management of capital construction facilities on the basis of BIM, in our country and in the countries of Eurasian Economic Union”, Mr. Alenkov pointed out.

A partnership agreement between buildingSMART Russia and Russian Guild of Managers and Developers aimed at the growth of BIM initiatives, was signed within the framework of the Open Day.

For reference:

buildingSMART International is the worldwide authority driving the transformation of the built asset economy through creation & adoption of open, international standards (openBIM).

buildingSMART Russia was formed in 2017 on the basis of National Association of Construction Engineering Consultants (NACEC) for development and alignment of standards of the openBIM type in Russian Federation and Russian-speaking countries.

Chairman of buildingSMART Russia is Vyacheslav Alenkov, director for System Engineering and IT, JSC ASE EC.