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Belarusian civil engineering industry to embrace BIM technologies by 2022

Economy 23.05.2018 | 14:39

MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) – Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies will be introduced in the Belarusian civil engineering industry by 2022, BelTA learned from Gennady Purs, director of the national R&D center for pricing in civil engineering industry, before the international applied science conference on BIM technologies, pricing practices in civil engineering, and innovative technologies in civil engineering began on 23 May.

The official said: “Starting 2022 all the construction projects funded by the central state budget will be implemented using BIM technologies. Singapore, the USA, and European Union countries have been using these software solutions for quite some time. We have to bridge the gap as fast as possible.”

Russia and Kazakhstan are also busy assimilating BIM technologies. “We need to harmonize the assimilation of the software solutions. The three countries have to work out equal conditions and requirements for developing BIM technologies in civil engineering,” said Gennady Purs.

Work to assimilate BIM software in the Belarusian civil engineering industry has been in progress since 2012. Gennady Purs attributed the lack of progress to the poor training of Belarusian specialists in the area of BIM technologies. A working group has been established to address the problem. It includes designers, contractors, analysts, and representatives of the utilities industry. The postgraduate education institute of the Belarusian National Technical University offers the relevant training, with students getting familiar with BIM platforms. Gennady Purs believes it would be advisable to include BIM technologies into the curricula of other Belarusian universities, too.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach to erecting, fitting, operating, and repairing buildings with a focus on collecting and processing all the architectural, design, technological, economic and other kinds of information about the building as a single digital entity. The advantages of BIM technologies include precise blueprints, the fact that customers can easily understand the blueprints thanks to 3D visualization, less time spent on designing and building, and the reduced cost of construction and operation.

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