Russia: According to a Russian website, using building information modeling (BIM) would become necessary in all construction projects commissioned by Russian govt. after 2018. The announcement was made by Mikhail Menn, head of the Construction, Housing and Utilities ministry, during the ProEstate Forum for international property companies in Moscow on 14 September.
Menn said that the Russian government had been influenced by the “interesting” British experience in the field of BIM technologies implementation. He claimed that the UK government’s use of BIM was directly responsible for a 30% reduction in construction cost. “Their experience showed that we, in Russia, are heading in a 100% right direction,” he said.
Governments around the world have urged the use of BIM to get more value for money from their capital investment projects. The UK is in the forefront of these efforts by making the use of “level two” BIM – which requires collaborative working using common design formats – compulsory as of April this year.