Gerhard Pfeifer: Sanctions affect us but not directly
Authorized representative of Bosch group in Russia and CIS, President and Director General of “Robert Bosch”Ltd. Gerhard Pfeifer told the magazine “Construction.ru” of the company’s strategy and special projects on the territory of Russia
PPP in road construction: how to save private investors’ money in case of a project suspension
Recently we started publication of a series of articles on the problems of public-private partnership mechanisms application in the construction of transport infrastructure objects. We continue this acute topic. Our conversation partner is Nikolai Polyakov, Ph.D. in Economics, A.P., member of Research and development economics chair of St. Petersburg state university.
Positive and negative factors of the Russian market
Director General of Construction.ru Alexander Gusev talks to the CEOs of the Saint-Gobain company, the largest producer of construction materials in the world. Senior Vice-President and Head of Global Sector “Construction production” Claude Imauven and Scientific Research and Innovations Director Didier Roux answer the questions of our magazine
A revolution in energy efficiency or another scam?
At the beginning of May, numerous advocates of alternative energy sources became very excited: the company Tesla Motors announced a new type of solar battery capable of changing the world’s attitude to energy that would soon come onto the market.
5 Myths of Russian Construction
The average living area for a Russian is 24 square meters. In Europe this figure is 45 square meters, and in the USA, more than 70 square meters. These figures definitely show how we lag behind in this sphere. The modern term “real politics” is very much applicable to Russian construction, though it is subject to different kinds of myths.
“VOLMA” expands to the South of Russia
The Director of Sales and Operational Marketing, Yaroslav Shestimirov, told our magazine about the southward expansion of one of the leaders of the Russian construction materials market.
Moscow’s historic properties: how to make business from restoration
Despite the barbaric destruction of Moscow’s historical heritage in the 20th century, there are a lot of architectural monuments here. But in a time of crisis, there are concerns about their destiny. Are we threatened by a new cycle of destruction, only in new conditions and for new reasons?
Nanotechnologies in Russian construction
The Infrastructural and Educational Programs Foundation (IEPF), the Nano-Industry Intersectoral Association and the National Association of Builders have signed an Agreement of Cooperation regarding the use of nanotechnologies in Russia’s construction industry. Representatives from NOSTROI, ROSNANO and IEPF announced at the briefing that their organizations will together look for methods of advanced technology implementation in the construction industry and will teach builders about new technologies.