Russian Railways has established a BIM-Technology structural unit for the implementation of this technology in the design of the infrastructure.
The Competence Center for the Implementation of Building Information Modeling technology will introduce the use of advanced digital technologies for project management of the life cycle of infrastructure facilities. Its creation will allow to consolidate the relevant human resources available in the construction process of RZD and will attract new specialists in the field of information modeling.
Among the main directions of the center is the integration of BIM technology into production activities and business processes of Russian Railways. The center will be responsible for the development of regulatory documents, coordination of the development of an automated life cycle management system for railway facilities, as well as its integration with information systems of federal executive authorities and the Glavgosexpertiza, Russia’s State Design Agency, operating under the Ministry of Construction.
The introduction of the Building Information Modeling technology will make possible to increase the efficiency of the construction activities, to reduce the timelines for the development of project documentation and to implement large-scale and complex railway infrastructure projects.