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    St. Petersburg, 14 October 2020
    Awarding of the participants of the case-championship «BIM on Ice»

    On October 8, 2020, the award ceremony for the winners of the BIM on Ice case championship, which was held jointly with Metropolis, was held at the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

    The Metropolis company holds case championships in cooperation with the leading industry universities of the country. A case championship is a competition between student teams in solving a practical problem based on a real project. The practice of such competitions is aimed at developing the competencies of young specialists in non-academic projects and preparing them for working conditions in a real project organization. Based on the results of the case championship, Metropolis invites teams of winners, as well as stand-out participants, for an internship, where young specialists can join the company's production process along with working employees. Cooperation with industry universities serves to increase the rate of implementation of BIM technologies in the field of Russian construction design, as well as to develop a unified base of standards and competencies.

    Experts and curators of the Metropolis internship program took part in the awards ceremony for the teams:

    1. Alexander Vorozhbitov, General Director;
    2. Sergey Bryuzgin, Head of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Department;
    3. Svetlana Parkhomenko, Head of BIM Technologies Department;
    4. Nikolay Novikov, Chief Designer;
    5. Olga Zelenkina, Lead Architect;
    6. Daniil Matryonin, Group Leader, Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire Fighting Department.

    The participants in the case championship designed the ice sports palace. Each team consisted of an architect, a designer, a VC specialist (water supply and sewerage), an OV specialist (heating and ventilation), and a GUI (chief project engineer). A clear distribution of roles by professional competencies brought the participants as close as possible to the real design process and allowed them to gain experience of teamwork and to get into a real production situation.

    The experts of the Metropolis company noted the successful processing of the material, proactive attitude and sincere interest of the students of SPbGASU. Throughout the championship the students demonstrated a high level of professional competence, as well as good organization. This allowed them to successfully complete the projects and defend them despite the remote communication.

    The field of construction design is developing rapidly. Therefore, it is now becoming especially important to share the experience with young specialists so that they can freely join the industry and the professional community. Metropolis' experts are ready to participate and consider it necessary to help the younger generation of engineers. Based on the results of the conducted case championship, we can confidently announce the positive result of such event and proactivity of the students who participated in the project.

    “Everyone who made it to the finals is very good. They are already one step higher than the rest”, stressed Alexander Vorozhbitov.

    “We thank our partners for providing the participants with the opportunity to acquire professional competencies and for the fact that they accompanied the championship as consultants and experts”, said Marina Malyutina, head of the educational work department of SPbGASU at the opening of the meeting.

    “Working with you is a good experience, a good contribution to the future for our students. We thank the Metropolis company and the participants for the good work done. Such events are very valuable for students as they provide an opportunity for direct interaction with the participants of the industry. In the future, we plan to continue cooperation with the Metropolis company in this direction”, emphasized Svetlana Golovina, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.

    We congratulate all the participants and wish them new professional victories and success!

    Also during the meeting another cooperation agreement was signed between SPbGASU and Metropolis. Under this agreement, the company will continue to take part in the educational process and provide support in the development of science and new professional competencies. This fall Metropolis experts will take part as jury members in the international BIM-ICE project, where, in addition to students from Russia, teams from other countries - Finland, Armenia and Belarus will take part.

    BIM-ICE Project is a new project of international cooperation implemented jointly by the LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia). At the end of 2019, the project was approved for funding under the South-East Finland - Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020; the project began in April 2020.