The construction industry is ramping up BIM-maturity

IM Consult and AR SOFT held the first conference on industrial construction digitalization


24 июня, Россия - The first conference dedicated to the ecosystem approach to the application of information modeling technology for buildings and structures in industry was held in St. Petersburg. The event gathered representatives of companies working at all stages of the life cycle of an industrial construction facility - from design to its operation. The conference was organized by IM Consult, an engineering consulting company, and AR SOFT, a developer of augmented reality solutions.

"The Russian regulator's stated need to apply information modeling technology for all state contract objects financed from the budget should have a positive impact on the digitalization of the construction industry. But it is fundamentally wrong to perceive BIM as a useless obligation: the technology is useful for all parties using it, allows to reduce costs and improve the quality of projects. We decided to hold our first conference to show what the prospects are for an ecosystem and thoughtful approach to the use of BIM. We are confident that the digital transformation of the industry will accelerate, opening up new opportunities at all stages of the lifecycle of facilities," explains Vyacheslav Guselnikov, CEO of IM Consult.

The situation is similar in other areas. In civil engineering, BIM models exchange data with monitoring and management systems for residential complexes. In the industrial sector, the use of digital twins is also very relevant: digital deposits are created, at enterprises BIM-models are integrated with MES for production management and optimization of equipment fleet maintenance. It is this approach that allows you to get the most out of BIM implementation.

As Sultan Rezhepov, technical director of IM Consult, told at the event, few people are interested in implementing BIM just for BIM's sake. The most advanced companies integrate BIM models with other systems of the organization, switching to work with digital twins of buildings and structures. For example, large retail chains use BIM not only for design and construction, but also at the operational stage of their facilities. And some even integrate BIM models into merchandising systems, for which data on building layout, etc. are useful.

Experts also see the use of AR/VR solutions within the digital ecosystem of construction projects as promising. "We see a high interest on the part of construction industry players in augmented and virtual reality technologies. And this interest is not theoretical: there are real needs in the application of AR/VR solutions. And this is not surprising: according to analysts, about 70% of problems on the construction site arise due to collisions that take a lot of time and, as a consequence, money to correct. The use of augmented reality technologies makes it possible to minimize such losses," says Artem Batikov, Commercial Director of AR SOFT.

During the conference the AR Trays Designer system was presented, which allows to build engineering systems with the help of HoloLens 2 augmented reality glasses, and also the system allows to carry out author's supervision using the method of combining 3D model and real object on the site of its location.

A novelty in the line of developers is the program - AR Mobile, which offers to carry out works on author's supervision with the help of iPad Pro tablet.

The demonstration of AR SOFT solution capabilities impressed the participants of the event and triggered a discussion on the peculiarities of practical application of the technology.

The event also presented the possibilities of creating digital twins using AVEVA technologies, which adheres to a platform approach to their development. The company's expert spoke both about the technology itself and cases of its application at enterprises of various profiles.

IM Consult specialists highlighted the peculiarities of BIM projects implementation at industrial enterprises, discussed when BIM implementation can be considered complete, and considered the pros and cons of implementation by own forces or through the involvement of an external contractor.

The presentation of the pilot product of AR SOFT Company was the conclusion of the series of presentations. VR Build Manager is a software that allows you to download a pre-made 3D model from virtually any CAD system, such as AutoCAD, AVEVA, etc. for its collective study in a virtual environment using VR-glasses.

"The conference showed that the interest of industry representatives in BIM technology is high, the maturity in understanding its features has grown in recent years. And although so far information modeling and AR/VR-based solutions in this area are only beginning to gain momentum, we are confident that their spread will gradually accelerate. We hope that our conference will become an annual event and will attract more and more participants," summarized Vyacheslav Guselnikov.


«IM Consult» - is a Russian engineering and consulting company for implementation, support and training of BIM-technologies providing services for the largest companies - representatives of oil and gas, energy and other heavy industries. A team of specialists "IM Consult" performs a full range of work on BIM-modeling, catalog creation, training and implementation of modern BIM-systems of leading domestic and foreign manufacturers. Employees of the company work both in Autodesk Revit and in such technically complex products as AVEVA. The central office of IM Consult is located in St. Petersburg, and separate divisions are represented in the regions of Russia. Additional information:

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"AR SOFT is a Russian company, a pioneer in the implementation of augmented and virtual reality technology for engineering, industrial and oil and gas design. The result of the work of the company's team was the AR TRAYS DESIGNER program, the functionality of which allows to build engineering networks and objects at the construction site, get a 3D-model and upload a custom specification, which ultimately optimizes the work of employees: speeds up the work of the designer, improves the quality of supervision of regulatory agencies, operating organizations, gives a quick start for the correct purchase of equipment. AR TRAYS DESIGNER is a full-fledged step towards the digital economy. Additional information:

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