Civil Engineering – Winter School
January 21 — February 01, 2019
Looking for a course for true Civil Engineers? Join this Winter School!
The outstanding winter school “Civil Engineering” is entirely carried out in English and is cut out for those who are keen on BIM technologies and energy-efficient buildings. Staying in our charming city with its marvelous architecture would be of a great value and contribution to this course.
We welcome students to come to St. Petersburg - the Venice of the North! St. Petersburg is the cultural heart of Russia as well as a major trade gateway, financial and industrial center. You will definitely enjoy staying in Saint-Petersburg and having fun while winter holidays.
Arrival: Jan 19 – 20, 2019
Classes: Jan 21 – Feb 01, 2019
Departure: Feb 02 – 03, 2019
Duration: 2 weeks
ECTS credits: 5.0
Participation fee: Early bird (until November 12, 2018): 450 euro;
Regular: 530 euro.
Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips, cultural program.
The cultural program includes:
- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art.
- Pub Quiz in the city center of St. Petersburg OR sleigh riding (depends on weather).
- Excursion to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), former tzar summer residence famous for its palace and park ensemble. Students will visit the outstanding Catherine Palace with glorious Amber room.
- Field trip to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant.
- Field trip to the “Hyundai” plant where participants will learn about production and management technologies of the factory.
Deadline for registration:
- for non-EU citizens: November 12, 2018
- for EU citizens and citizens of visa-free countries: December 17, 2018
- Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
- Age: over 18 years old. Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.
Request the application form via e-mail address: email@example.com
The course introduces the basics of the BIM (Building Information Modeling), its conception, available software and ways to use this technology in real work process.
This course discusses how BIM provides contractors with the benefit of improved visualization of a construction project through the use of a 3D virtual model, establish a base of knowledge of BIM terminology and look at the benefits of BIM and case studies showing implementation before encouraging participants to study how they could implement BIM. Students do not only acquire a profound professional and methodical education but also the communication skills and cross-cultural experience necessary for future international management posts. The BIM program contains not only general BIM conception, but also its problems, solutions, ways to use and comparison of main software available today, and real experience of using Autodesk Revit – world-leading BIM platform, allowing create and manage projects faster and more economically;
The course is based on a real experience of BIM implementation in leading Russian’s project and construction companies, BIM software teaching.
The lectures cover the essential features BIM modeling and leading software.
The course introduces the concept of energy saving in the world, formation the energy efficiency in Russia and examples of its application in civil engineering. At the beginning students are given brief introduction to the Energy consumption in the residential sector, thermal loss of buildings, the concept of heat and moisture transfer in enclosing structures, types and classification of environmentally friendly building materials.
Students will know how to determine the energy efficiency classes of buildings, basic indicators of energy consumption, they will consider economical and environmental aspects in the field of energy saving, the major green building rating systems LEED and BREAM.
The course is held in the form of workshop, where students will consider real projects of new and existing buildings, different ways of improving the energy efficiency of the building, using practical calculations and BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology.
The main purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the principal trends of Russian architecture in a historical context. The course introduces the history of building of St. Petersburg, the main architectural styles, outstanding architectural objects and their architects. The course introduced the basic geological, hydrological and geo-political terms and preconditions for the construction of St. Petersburg, the main building stages - the city basis, the first buildings, building periods. Supposed to study the most famous architects who participated in the construction of the city, the classification of architectural styles of St. Petersburg; the most outstanding architectural monuments - palaces, cathedrals, churches, bridges, the areas, museums. The course also includes a discussion of contemporary issues of historic buildings. Along with the theoretical classes student had a long open-air class during which they walked with the professor around the city and studied the architectural features of the buildings of Saint-Petersburg.
6-hours intensive course of survival Russian language is also included into the syllabus.
Professors and lecturers:
Aleksandr Vysotskiy, CEO of Vysotskiy consulting, expert in BIM;
Tatiana Khvatova, Dr of Science;
Daria Zaborova, leading lecturer of SPbPU.
Autodesk Authorized Training Center;
Autodesk Expert Elite.