All necessary information resources are used in the course of design:
- up-to-date software packages;
- information on advanced technologies and equipment, modern construction materials (cooperation with R&D, industries, Internet);
- research & development and periodical publications, standard documents (national, interstate, international) for all lines of multidisciplinary activity of the Institute. The R&D library stock consists of more than 90,000 items. Electronic publications are used on a wide scale.
- design and estimate documentation (DED) of the Institute is used as inputs for development of business expansion and modernization projects. Over 100,000 of textual DED and more than 873,000 graphic materials are stored in the Technical Archive. Electronic archives and electronic equipment database have been created and are continuously updated.
Software packages in use:
AutoCad and KOMPAS-3D software package - basic project documentation development tools.
Lira, FOK, Parus, Mirazh, ScadOffice, Era - structural analysis for structures and foundations, issue of specifications.
Corel Draw – software package to make drawings of open-cut mining operations.
Integral Ekolog, Zerkalo software package - software tools for environmental activities.
Autodesk Revit Architecture - best choice to solve architectural design tasks and produce detailed designs based on the AutoCAD platform.
Autodesk Revit Structure, AutoCAD Structure Detailing - detailed design of reinforced-concrete and metal building structures.
GIS Map - software tools for creation and editing of digital urban maps and layouts, processing of remote sensing data (RSD), various measurements and calculations, overlay operations, 3D-modeling, and raster processing. Tools for preparation of graphical documents in soft and hard copies as well as tools for database handling.
АВС-4 - a package intended for development of estimate and resource documentation