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Ukraine plans to approve roadmap for introduction of BIM technologies in construction

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to instruct the Ministry of Regional Development to submit a roadmap for the introduction of BIM technologies in construction for its consideration before the end of 2020.

The issue was included in the draft plan of priority actions of the government for 2020, approved at the Wednesday government meeting.

The Cabinet also plans to instruct the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Digital Transformation to develop and submit for consideration the changes in the procedure for the examination and approval of construction projects regarding the examination of project documentation using BIM technologies.

In addition, according to the draft plan, the government intends to instruct the Ministry of Regional Development by the end of the year to develop changes to the procedure for the development and approval of building codes, simplifying the procedure for their development, to bring the regulation on the central fund of building codes in line with the current legislation, and also to normalize the issue of applying international forms of contracts in major construction.

The Ministry of Regional Development is also to issue a resolution on the transfer of national standards for pricing in construction into the status of estimated norms and standards to simplify the procedure for determining the cost of construction before the end of the year.

The Cabinet also expects to complete the liquidation of the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate and the creation of new bodies in the field of architectural control in November this year.



The system implementation of BIM (Building Information Modeling) in the construction industry of Ukraine could help reduce the cost of building and operating facilities by up to 33%, Olena Shuliak, a member of the board of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), the co-owner of Midland Development Ukraine, has stated. “The use of BIM for design, construction and operation of industrial, infrastructural, civil construction objects has become a de facto mandatory practice in the developed countries. As international practice shows, the use of BIM allows optimizing construction terms by 20%, increasing control over expenses by 30% and more, reducing construction costs by 20%, and in some cases up to 33%,” the expert believes.
Shuliak explained BIM assumes the collection and complex processing during the design process of all architectural, design, technological, economic and other information about the building, when the building and everything related to it are considered as a single object.
According to her, BIM allows exporting design services of Ukrainian companies abroad, and in future the export of these services could grow by 1.5-2 times.
“Foreign investors entering or planning to work in the Ukrainian market are interested in a fast and high-quality project implementation with transparent control over all processes. BIM could become a serious competitive advantage for domestic

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