Mayor of Kazan city with the visit to our University

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15/02/2021

On February 11, 2021, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin together with the Chief architect of the city, the Head of administration of the Vakhitovsky and Volga regions visited our University and met with our students and graduates of architectural sciences - winners of the competition for the Grant of the Mayor of Kazan.

During the visit our scientists demonstrated their innovative scientific developments. The Mayor of Kazan expressed interest in the developments of the University staff and offered to continue cooperation to solve the actual issues of the city development.

In the architectural and educational space "BFFT.space" within the framework of the Russian Year of Science and Technology, a meeting was held with our students and graduates who underwent internships in the best foreign and Russian architectural and design studios thanks to the grant from the Mayor of Kazan and were able to further realize their creative potential in the profession.

Our Rector Prof. Rashit Nizamov spoke about the future plans of the University to create the Urban Planning Center, Miras Restoration Center, and Agach Wooden Art Center. 

The Mayor of Kazan noted that the decision on internships for our students in the best architectural companies in Russia and the world was correct. “After the Millennium of Kazan, we thought about how to change Kazan, how to find new growth points. And the answer was on the surface - it is, of course, our youth. Creative, talented students who must receive an appropriate education, see the best practices in the world and, together with us, try to change Kazan. We are proud of your success. You are real architects, our gold fund. Follow what we are doing in Kazan, share your ideas, participate in the development of the city. We are always ready to cooperate with you", Ilsur Metshin.

The Mayor proposed to hold a forum in Kazan in the fall 2021 at our University inviting graduates who today work not only in Kazan, but also in other cities of Russia and the world. “Let all graduates of our university come to this forum, we will provide logistics. You can also join us online, - said the head of the city. - You will be able to present your portfolios, the works that you have done, and in the future, when we start building something new, we will already have in mind your potential. We need to meet, exchange opinions, communicate”.

“I love being here… It's nice to see how you grow - it's always nice", said the Mayor. - "You are ahead of development, ahead of time. I wish all your ideas to be embodied in new beautiful objects, in a new Kazan".

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Our academic staff and students took part in the webinar "How can startups help the construction industry become more circular?"

12/02/2021

webinar2On February 11, 2021 within the collaboration with our University, the Slovenian Construction Cluster (Slovenski gradbeni grozd) held the online webinar "How can startups help the construction industry become more circular?" addressed to builders, engineers, architects, representatives of construction companies interested in the topic. The half of the participants were the students of the dual degree programme KSUAE-UEL, studying in the area of Civil engineering, which were very interested in the topic and asked particular questions the speakers. 

The webinar presented the German startup Concular, which supports companies in the construction sector in the use of sustainable practices through a digital platform for intelligent transmission of materials based on data during dismantling and new construction projects and real-time life cycle assessment. The Concular platform thus enables the reuse of construction materials, thus reducing the amount of construction waste, as well as the use of resources and the generation of greenhouse gases.The main speaker was Mr. Dominik Campanella, one of the founders of the Concular. 

The headliner of the webinar was Vladimir Gumiliar, the founder of the Slovenian Construction Cluster (Slovenski gradbeni grozd), organizer of the event. The cluster was established in 2004 by construction companies and institutions in the fields of building design, consulting, engineering, contracting and production of building materials and products.

The lecture also presented some successfully implemented projects in Germany, where the startup (and platform) Concular operates.

The issues concerning wood industry, deconstruction and mechanical connections methods, construction components were also touched during the discussion at the end of the webinar.

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Associate Professor of the KSUAE Department of Design - Academician of the Russian National Academy of Design

11/02/2021

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Associate Professor of our Design Department, Candidate of Art History Alexandrina Mikhailova became an Academician of the Russian National Academy of Design.

She is a graduate of the design faculty of our University (2004), degree with honors. She graduated from the postgraduate course of the Department of Design of the Architectural Environment. Her Ph.D. thesis: "Russian design in the context of world art culture".

Executive editor of the informational scientific-practical journal "Design Review". Winner of the National Prize in the field of design "Victoria" (2000, 2004), diploma of the Union of Designers of Russia and the International Association of Designers, MOOSAO, Bauhaus University.

Author of over 130 publications, including 8 textbooks and teaching aids. She was a tutor of 5 postgraduate students, currently she is completing her doctoral dissertation.

Congratulations to the Academician!

Our researchers - winners of the Republican competition of young scientists!

10/02/2021

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On February 10, 2021, at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, the General Reporting Meeting of the Academy was held where the winners of the 2020 Republican Competition for Young Scientists were announced.Our Rector Prof. Rashit Nizamov took part in it too.

The winner of the Republican competition of young scientists in the category "PRIZE" in 2020 was the Associate professor of our Department of roads, bridges and tunnels, candidate of technical sciences Sergey Stepanov for the scientific development "Highly effective modifiers of cement concrete hardening based on waste of processing aluminum products by anodizing method for the construction industry of the Republic of Tatarstan".

The winner of the Republican competition of young scientists in the category "GRANT" in 2020 was our Senior lecturer of the Department of roads, bridges and tunnels, candidate of technical sciences Anvar Islamov for the scientific work "Development of effective PVC materials for the construction industry, with improved technological and operational properties".

Our congratulations to the KSUAE winners!

Welcome to the webinar "How can startups help the construction industry become more circular?"

09/02/2021

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Thu, February 11, 2021

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (CET time)

Within the collaboration with our University, the Slovenian Construction Cluster (Slovenski gradbeni grozd) invites our professors, builders, engineers, architects, representatives of construction companies interested in the topic to the online webinar "How can startups help the construction industry become more circular?".

The construction industry is the largest consumer of raw materials in the world with a relative share of carbon dioxide emissions.

The construction sector is also an important producer of waste, accounting for 25-30% of all waste generated in the EU, which in majority ende on landfills. For now.

At the same time, this means that the construction sector is an area with many opportunities for innovation, which is becoming even more important given the above-mentioned data, assuming that the global construction market is expected to grow by 85% by 2030.

Construction companies have the opportunity to respond appropriately in a number of areas, from the use of environmentally friendly and smart building materials to reducing emissions from existing buildings at all stages of the life cycle.

The lecture will present the German startup Concular, which supports companies in the construction sector in the use of sustainable practices through a digital platform for intelligent transmission of materials based on data during dismantling and new construction projects and real-time life cycle assessment. The Concular platform thus enables the reuse of construction materials, thus reducing the amount of construction waste, as well as the use of resources and the generation of greenhouse gases.

The platform is useful for builders, portfolio managers, architects, construction companies and retailers who want to reduce both material costs and carbon footprint.

The lecture will also present some successfully implemented projects in Germany, where the startup (and platform) Concular operates.

The lecture will be given by Mr. Dominik Campanella, one of the founders of the Concular. He has experience in computing and management, has worked for Google for several years and has already founded several startups.

The webinar is organized by the Slovenski gradbeni grozd (Construction Cluster of Slovenia) as part of the International Circular Construction Cluster initiative.

The webinar is held in English.

Participation is free.

Registration is here.

After registering, you should get a link to the zoom conference in response to the email received from the organizer after registration.