Construction: an abysmal year
Can the crisis in the construction sphere be stopped? This now-traditional question was discussed at a round table session.
Do store brands of retail chains guarantee quality?
Millions of citizens have got accustomed to the presence of own-brand products on the shelves of big chain supermarkets. Are there any store brands in construction retail companies? What are they for and are there any advantages to buying them?
What the authorities want to burden road constructors with during the crisis
The crisis has affected the road construction industry as much as anyone. What should road constructors do in such complex economic conditions? What schemes will help to provide companies with orders and people – with work? These issues were considered at the plenary meeting of the annual “World of Bridges” (“Mir Mostov”) forum in Saint-Petersburg.
Construction complex: what worries the heads of companies?
The market investigation center of the Statistical Study and Economy of Knowledge Institute of the NRU “Higher School of Economics” has prepared information analysis on the conditions of the business climate in construction in the 2nd quarter of 2015 and businessmen’s expectations for the 3d quarter of 2015. We are publishing key conclusions of the research.
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.