BIM Championship in SPbGASU


On November 23-28, 2020 SPbGASU held the BIM-Championship ( in a distant mode. The Championship was organized in the scope of the BIM-ICE Project (WP2) as a pilot student project.

6 teams competed during the Championship: the Russian–Finnish team of SPbGASU, the SPbGASU team and teams from four other Russian universities: Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU), Tyumen Industrial University (TIU), Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (NNGASU) and Ural Federal University (UrFU, Yekaterinburg).

According to the Championship rules each team consisted of an architect, a design engineer, a heating engineer, a ventilation engineer, a water supply and sewerage engineer, and an estimate engineer.

The co-organizers of the Championship were the National Association of Surveyors and Designers (NOPRIZ) and “Etalon Project” LLC. The specialists representing the companies “Amkad”, “Etalon Project”, “Renaissance Construction”, “Metropolis”, “Peak-Project”, “NNDevelopment” and “BIMSERT” took part in the work of the expert jury accessing the quality and level of the design models.

The participants were to design a pre-school educational institution for 160 places, including developing its information model. The development of the model was carried out taking into account the requirements of regulatory normative acts and in accordance with instructions of the state examination bodies.

– It’s a pity we are meeting remotely this year, but let’s consider that such work is one of the competencies we should develop during the Championship, – said Svetlana Golovina, the SPbGASU Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, giving a speech at the competition opening. –            I hope you will enjoy the teamwork and online communication and will acquire new skills. I think, next year we will all meet in Saint Petersburg and will hold the new championship in a traditional format, so a new level will be reached. I would like to wish everyone successful work.

The Russian Federation has adopted the Strategy for the Development of Digital Economy. SPbGASU keeps pace with the times and trains highly qualified specialists for the digitalized construction industry. The university’s curricular include disciplines that allow to obtain competencies in digitalization and the use of Information Technologies.

SPbGASU is the organizer of the unique BIM Championship, case championship and BIMAC Conference, as well as a partner of the Russian-Finnish BIM-ICE project. The BIM Championship is one of the most significant large-scale events held at our university, – added Elena Aleksandrova, Director of the Institute of Part-Time Studies of SPbGASU.

– This year the teams had to solve a very difficult task, – said Inna Sukhanova, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Municipal Services of SPbGASU and BIM-ICE Project Manager. – At first glance, it could seem simple, but in reality it was rather complicated for beginning architects, as there were lots of strict requirements and restrictions in this area.

The final results were announced on November 30, 2020. According to the results of the jury evaluation the first place was given to SPbGASU team, the second one – to NNGASU and the third one – to UrFU students. Also the jury announced the winners in separate categories. The experts highlighted the importance of this event and high level of the developed student projects. The winners and laureates of the championship will receive awards from the event organizers and partners.

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