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Belarus to launch digital platform based on BIM technology in December

Economy 15.05.2019 | 12:31

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – A digital platform to introduce BIM solutions in the construction industry is to be developed in Belarus by the end of the year, Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister of Belarus Oleg Shvets said at the opening of the international conference “BIM technology and its implementation. Pricing in construction” on 15 May, BelTA has learned.

Oleg Shvets emphasized that digitalization and introduction of BIM technology are among the priorities of the domestic construction industry. BIM solutions allow creating and managing digital information about a facility under construction and using this 3D model throughout the entire life cycle of the built asset – from development to disposal. This makes all the construction stages easier, and gives an opportunity to save time and money while designing, building, operating, and renovating a facility. It also allows identifying mistakes and failures much faster.

“In late December we will develop a digital platform – this will be the first stage of the project to introduce BIM technology. We will determine the rules of the game, do the necessary paperwork and launch a pilot project,” Oleg Shvets noted.

In his words, Belarus is actively working on the digital transformation of the construction sector. International conferences help share expertise and knowledge and discuss topical issues. There are plans to introduce BIM solutions in Belarus' construction industry by 2022. In line with the pilot project, a 3D model of a future apartment will be developed during the design stage. Thus, it will be possible to see how this apartment will look like and how the facility is being built in real time and whether there are any deviations from the design documents. Elements of BIM technology were used in Belarus for the first time during the construction of the Dinamo Stadium

The 6th edition of the international conference “BIM technology and its implementation. Pricing in construction” is taking place in Minsk on 15-16 May. Taking part in the forum are around 180 experts from 10 countries. They are discussing the use of BIM solutions and calendar-network planning in construction, removal of barriers towards implementation of BIM, management of the common data environment, a possibility of incorporating estimating software into the Internet platform of a customer or a general contractor. Another area of focus is cost reduction and price-setting in construction, introduction of international and regional standards, improvement of the general glossary, technical regulation, optimization of the work of the construction quality watchdog. The participants of the forum present the best practices of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, Turkey, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Armenia.

The forum is organized by the National Research Center for Construction Pricing with support of the Architecture and Construction Ministry.

BIM stands for Building Information Modeling or Building Information Model. The use of BIM extends throughout the building life cycle. It incorporates cost management, construction management, project management, and facility operation.

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