How do planning, design, reconstruction and campus construction work in Germany? Representatives of the Moscow School of Economics, the Tyumen State University of Architecture and Construction and the National Air and Space University Samara have addressed this issue as part of a technical seminar from June 8th to June 13th 2015. One particular focus was the energy-efficient construction.

The experts from the fields of urbanism, architecture and design and development of high-technology clusters have visited different campuses during the seminar program. At the beginning of the study tour, HGMB Architects GmbH + Co. KG (a German company) provided a theoretical introduction to the subject construction and renovation and the opportunity to visit a building project. When visiting the contractor in charge for the grounds of the Dusseldorf University of Applied Science, the visitors from Russia have come to know the organization and the essential stages of the construction project. On site, the participants learned how the complex of buildings will be adapted to the urban landscape and what innovative technologies, materials and technology are used. Other campus construction projects with accompanying technology parks in different stages of construction have attracted the interest of experts, such as the RWTH Aachen, the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, the University of Wuppertal and the Technical University of Dortmund.

During their visits, the experts were informed about basic technical solutions such as the integrated automated control of engineering systems in the building, an autonomous or semi-autonomous energy supply with partly renewable energy sources and the use of energy-efficient materials. The different implementation of construction projects of this size took special attention since this is directly related to the planning peculiarities of the existing buildings, the presence of free land, the structural unit of the campus system, and the needs of the university and the concrete solutions of the respective contractors.

During the week, intensive discussions with university representatives on possible areas of cooperation were held. The first prorector of Tyumen State University of Architecture and Construction, Professor Oleg Danilov, was impressed: “This week in Germany was full of interesting and useful meetings and memorable visits.” Danilov particularly thanked the INTAMT Academy for a warm welcome and high professionalism.

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