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    V All-Russian Engineering Forum, 14 April 2022
    Metropolis at the Engineering Forum PROproject-2022

    On April 13, 2022, the V All-Russian Engineering Forum PROproject-2022, organized by RUBEZH, was held at the Crocus Expo as part of the 27th international exhibition of security systems Securika Moscow. RUBEZH is the largest manufacturer of engineering safety systems for the facilities of different purpose and size in Russia and CIS countries.

    PROproject is an annual industrial forum for specialists in the field of security systems design. The 5th PROproject forum was devoted to the topic “The practice of applying fire safety regulations. The need for change" and was held with the participation of representatives from All-Russian Research Institute for Fire Protection of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, Glavgosexpertiza of Russia and industry experts. The sets of rules that came into force on March 1, 2021 have been valid already for a year. During this time, a lot of experience in designing according to the new regulatory documents has been gained. At the same time, a lot of questions to the developers have accumulated, and most importantly, proposals for finalizing some documents, which was discussed on the forum.

    More than 300 security system design specialists from different regions of Russia took part in the discussion. At the same time, more than 2,000 participants followed the online broadcast of the forum.

    Oleg Chubko, Deputy Head of the Communication and Signaling Systems department of Metropolis, spoke at the forum as a speaker with a report on the topic "The experience of using Code of Practice 484, a year since its release".

    In particular, Oleg spoke about the changes in the list of protected buildings and structures, the location of fire posts, the expansion of responsibilities of designers, and also discussed in detail the articles of Code of Practice 484 that raise questions, including after the year of application of these rules in practice.

    Watch the recording of Oleg Chubko's speech here (00:29:16 – 01:04:05).

    Securika Moscow is the largest international exhibition of safety systems and equipment for security and fire protection in Russia and the CIS countries.

    Special industrial events accompanied the exhibition for three days and were held at two stages. During the days of the exhibition, 13 events were held, in which more than 90 speakers took part. The experts discussed the current situation in the security market and gave their forecasts. This year, attention was paid to new regulations in the field of fire safety, the use of biometric technologies and video analytics for the protection of cultural property and in retail. For the first time, a pitch session was held as part of the business program, at which participants in the Best Innovative Product contest presented their developments.

    This year the equipment was presented at the exhibition by more than 200 companies from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China and Turkey. During these 4 days the exhibition was visited by 16,998 industry specialists.

    Among the visitors of the exhibition were employees of Metropolis - Sergey Grigoryev, Head of the Communication and Signaling Systems department, Moscow, Pavel Ivanov, Head of Group of the Communication and Signaling Systems department, Kazan, Timur Drisi, Chief Engineer of the Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire-Fighting Systems department, St. Petersburg, Roman Avdeev, Chief Specialist of the Communication and Signaling Systems department, Nizhny Novgorod , Valeriya Zakharova, Chief Specialist of the Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire-Fighting Systems department, St. Petersburg, and Alla Seryogina, Marketing Director, Moscow.

    “It was very interesting to hear the opinion of colleagues on the topics covered. But it was even more interesting to listen to the questions asked by the audience and guests of the forum, and some answers could not be given - this dialogue revealed the pressing problems in the field of regulation at all stages of the life cycle: project – installation - operation. It was possible to communicate with the developers of the codes of practice, bring to them our point of view and hear the arguments of the rulemakers. We will wait for changes for the better”, said Pavel Ivanov.