Innovations have reached construction too. Five important technologies exist today. It is MRP [Material Requirements Planning, – Ed.], cloud technologies, sensor technologies, and 5G – that is being developed now – it is telecommunication. Combining these five technologies gives us a totally new idea of what the infrastructure should be like and what it would be like in the future that is pretty much here already — Erin Roberts, Partner, Global Leader of Engineering and Construction, EY.
Can we give a proper response to the revolution in equipment? I would say yes. Let me give you three examples. First of all, we would be able to build and design infrastructure. We can do it would any drawings. We have gone digital and we know what it means for the new technology. Secondly, we build nuclear power plants in the UK and are ready to help with BIM technologies [Building Information Modeling, – Ed.] to create construction models. Drawings are not needed anymore. And here is the third example. In the next two years, our BIM company’s turnover will grow from EUR 200 million to EUR 400 million — Christophe Castaing, Director of Digital Engineering, Egis.
It has been 7 years since our company started using BIM technologies, and we are absolutely consciously supporting the efforts the Ministry is investing in this project. Starting from 2016, the Ministry has been actively introducing BIM in all aspects of construction, and this is the future. Being involved in practical work, we support it. It is relevant for developers, for general contractors and just contractors, as well as for investors that can keep track of any construction project at all stages. If this technology is introduced in construction of social facilities, it would be a great help, and we will be able to complete the presidential programme aimed to build social facilities – kindergartens and schools — Gennadiy Shcherbina, General Director, Etalon Group of Companies.
Technology standards are a window of opportunities for Russia. We can use existing standards, because nobody has the time or possibility to reinvent the wheel. Russia can use it, make a huge step forward and enter the global community — David Bain, Vice President of Standards, Telecommunications Industry Association.