Biography of Ruslan Baysarov
Ruslan Baysarov, a prominent Russian business executive, regularly appears on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the country. Born on August 9, 1968 in Chechnya, he is the controlling shareholder of the SK Most Group of Companies, which designs and builds facilities and structures of national significance, such as the bridge over the Bosphorus Strait to Russky Island in the Far East and the facilities and infrastructure constructed for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Mechanisms of construction: in the USSR, in the West — and what is now in Russia?
The October Revolution centennial is a moment to reflect on how the Soviet construction industry worked. What mechanisms, in the light of the current state of the construction sector, are considered to be the most effective. What Soviet experiences are close to modern foreign practices and how to use the lessons learned in solving our vital problems. We talked about all of this with the honorary builder of the Russian Federation, government award holder, Doctor of Technical Sciences and Professor at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU), Azary Abramovich Lapidus.
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts: Creating a smart city — local initiative is most important
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer of the city of Ghent, Belgium, took part in the Smart Energy Summit organised in Moscow on the last day of March. The Summit was dedicated to the creation of a new model for energy management which is oriented towards the man, city and business’s requirements. Karl-Filip shared his experience of creating a smart city — his ideas were implemented in the city of Ghent. After his speech he agreed to answer the questions of the Construction.RU on-line journal.