PwC presented an analysis of the Russian PropTech market in April 2020. The report covers current level of applicability of BIM technologies and innovations in design engineering in Russia and worldwide. The authors have analyzed opportunities and challenges in implementation and application of BIM technologies, determined economic feasibility and studied best practices that may be successfully used at the industry level and serve as a competitive advantage for a certain company.
BIM technologies and innovations in design engineering are being actively implemented around the world. BIM implementation has become not a competitive advantage, but rather a basic framework. So far, BIM technologies are not so popular in Russia, nevertheless, the idea of more active use of such technologies in the construction industry is supported at the government level. According to the Ministry of Construction, only 5–7% of Russian companies use BIM technologies, mostly in metropolitan cities and to execute megalomanic projects. So far, the idea of more active use of BIM technologies in the construction industry is supported at the government level. Use of BIM technologies for the government construction contracts will be obligatory since 2021.
In order to regulate relations between the state and city-planning subjects, BIM centers to unify relevant regional structures are planned to be established in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.