Any engineering specialty has become science-intensive
Aleksander Lyubartsev, Chief Engineer at «Metropolis», told news agency FederalPress about new tendencies in Russian construction market and the challenges contemporary engineers are facing.
«The main challenge is, of course, the customer. Its demands are growing along with the entire construction industry. Buildings are becoming smart, they are controlled by sophisticated automatic systems», Lyubartsev emphasized.
Several dozen projects are constantly in operation at «Metropolis», and many of them can be classified as technically complex objects. At the same time, engineers must comply with the norms, meet deadlines, fulfill the client's tasks and still manage to earn money.
According to Aleksander Lyubartsev, one of the most important tasks in today's construction fell on the designers. They need to link complex building systems together. For example, pipes must be laid so that they do not interfere with other systems, work flawlessly and look aesthetically pleasing.
To communicate with each other, engineers have to exchange huge amounts of data. «For example, we had a media center at work in Sochi, there are about 80 thousand automation signal points alone», Lyubartsev said. The company needed to establish data transfer between sections so that one of them could eventually develop a security algorithm and an algorithm by which people could gain access to the building – this is a complex security system.
Only one engineer out of a thousand can come across such a large-scale and complex project in his practice, noted Aleksander Lyubartsev. The reconstruction plan changed and improved many times - everyone was aware of the responsibility, so the work had to be done at the highest level.
What made this project so complex is that the premises of the art center should be multifunctional. In exhibition spaces, a certain microclimate must be preserved, because some of the exhibits are highly sensitive to storage conditions. These rooms can also serve as a venue for forums or parties, which can be attended by up to 700 people. The opening of the House of Culture «GES-2» is scheduled for December 4, 2021.