AMENDMENTS ON DIGITALIZATION OF CONSTRUCTION ARE MADE TO THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CODE
Amendments introduce concept of information model and provide for creating a federal state information system to support urban development operations
The law is drafted to execute an integrated Road Map approved by an order of the RF Government to fulfill the National Competition Development Plan.
In particular, the law puts the concept of “information model” in the Urban Development Code of the Russian Federation enabling information modeling (BIM), and requires establishing a state information system for support of urban development (GIS OGD) and its further integration with regional systems.
“Measures on implementing BIM-technologies and the federal GIS OGD are formalized in Clause 15 and Clause 12 Section V of the integrated Road Map accordingly”, said Head of FAS Department for Control over Construction and Natural Resources, Oleg Korneev.
The institution of justifying investments and information modeling in construction (BIM-technologies) will enable automated facilities design, simplify project adjustment, and allow making decisions based on evaluating not only construction costs but also operational costs.
“Information modeling mechanisms will facilitate efficient decision-making at all life-cycle stages of buildings and constructions – from an investment concept to operation and even demolishing”, emphasized Deputy Head of FAS Rachik Petrosyan. “Undoubtedly, for proper introduction of BIM-technologies a full-fledged construction information classifier should be developed, requirements to the data content and structure of an information model, decision-making should be standardizes at all stages of a project life-cycle”.
According to FAS, drafting new regulations, it is necessary to take into account that the information modeling market and adjacent markets must be open and barrier-free for entry of new participants, which will support a high pace of introducing the technology.
Developing the state information system for support of urban development and its further integration with regional systems GIS OGD and other information systems will ensure fully-featured exchange of information about capital construction facilities between information systems at different levels.
According to Deputy Head of FAS Department for Control over Construction and Natural Resources, David Akopyan, today market players and the authorities at all levels are forced to work in different information systems and at different operation levels, and in many cases on paper, which complicates construction and potentially makes it more costly.
“The transition of all participants of the construction industry across the entire cycle to the common state digital platform is, perhaps, the key objective of the integrated Road Map for competition development in construction that still should be done. The transition of entire interaction between business and the authorities to the digital form will exclude the “human factor” from decision-making, increase transparency and accelerate construction processes by times”, concluded Deputy Head of FAS.