On 28 March 2019 the VI Interregional specialized forum “Voronezh BUILD 2019” was opened at convention and exhibition center Expo Event-Hall of the City Park “Grad”. This year, it brought together more than 200 participants from 15 regions of the country.
Within the framework of the forum, several thematic exhibitions were organized: “House Expo”, “Aqua Expo”, “Electric Power Industry of the Big City”, “Construction Equipment”. Voronezh Flagship University presented a wide range of its scientific developments, including samples of dry building mixtures, fill material for construction of roadways, which is stabilized with polymer stabilar E-95, phosphogypsum, paving slabs with anti-slip coating, ceramic air bricks, concrete core sample, drilled out of a construction, to determine the strength characteristics, to name but a few. Visitors of the exhibition had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with strategic projects implemented by our university.
Representatives of the university administration, academics and students of Voronezh Flagship University visited the forum on the opening day and familiarized themselves with samples of innovative materials, equipment and machinery, modern technologies of construction industry.
Representatives of VSTU participated actively in business program of the forum "Voronezh BUILD 2019" that consisted of round tables, seminars, panel discussions and conferences. On the opening day a roundtable discussion was held on proposals for the introduction of information modeling technologies at all stages of the life cycle of capital development projects in the Voronezh region. During the discussion on the implementation of information modeling technologies, the Chairman of the Voronezh Region Union of Builders’s board, V.I. Astanin stressed that the matter requires qualified personnel who can work with BIM. During the roundtable meeting, VSTU Dean of the Faculty of Construction D.V. Panfilov noted that students of our university start to study Revit in the second year, in order to get as close as possible to the BIM design in the final year, and specialized department of VSTU located in the area of special purpose entity "Gazpromproektinzhiniring" takes an active part in their training. The Deputy Director of the VSTU Office of Information Technology N.G. Zhdanova said that Voronezh Flagship University also has an authorized Autodesk training center, where lessons are given by certified teachers, among whom are instructors in BIM technology courses. N.G. Zhdanova stressed that the university is ready to cooperate on training and advanced training of specialists in the field of information modeling.The VI Interregional specialized forum “Voronezh BUILD 2019” finished its work on 29 March.