Upcoming Digitalization

 .jpgOleg Baranov, Deputy General Director of Metropolis, spoke about the features of the transition to BIM-technologies in the company for the publication Kommersant


The need to transfer the construction industry to BIM-design and the creation of a domestic platform in the legislative and executive bodies of state power has been discussed for several years. However, builders themselves quickly enough master the system. According to experts, in three years, up to 80% of all new buildings will be built using BIM-technologies.

BIM is not a new design method, but a fundamentally new approach to the design, construction, reconstruction and operation of buildings, which allows you to store all information about the building under construction in one place.

Using BIM technologies at the design stage, an information model (digital building double) is developed that exists throughout the entire life cycle, and information can be changed and supplemented, reflecting the current state of the building.

Significant investments are required to implement BIM. The size of these investments depends on the number of employees in the company, it is also necessary to take into account the age of the organization.

It is recommended to use the so-called pilot projects at the initial stage of BIM implementation, which will allow you to gain experience in the practical development of technologies, identify possible BIM managers in the team, develop templates and a library of elements (families), and develop standards for documentation. The company Metropolis, which was founded in 2005 and has about 350 employees, the cost of switching to BIM-technologies amounted to about 20 million rubles, and the period is about a year.

Do not expect an immediate effect from the implementation of BIM-technologies. Due to the fact that the changes will occur gradually, and customers are not ready to pay extra for BIM technologies, it is only as all the companys employees are involved in BIM modeling, the development of their own library of elements and unified solutions can increase labor productivity and, accordingly, return oninvestment.

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