Rewarding of the participants of the case-championship "BIM on Ice"

On October 8, 2020, at the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, an award ceremony was held for the winners of the BIM on Ice case championship, which was held jointly with Metropolis.


The Metropolis company holds case championships in cooperation with the country's leading industrial universities. The case championship is a competition between student teams in solving a practical problem based on a real project. The practice of such competitions is aimed at developing the competencies of young specialists in non-academic projects and preparing them for working conditions in a real project organization. Based on the results of the case-championship, Metropolis invites teams of winners, as well as distinguished participants, for an internship, where young specialists can join the company's production process along with working employees. Cooperation with industry universities serves to increase the rate of implementation of BIM technologies in the field of Russian construction design, as well as to develop a single base of standards and competencies.


Experts and curators of the Metropolis internship program took part in the awards ceremony for the teams:

Alexander Vorozhbitov, General Director

Sergey Bryuzgin, Head of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Department

Svetlana Parkhomenko, Head of BIM Technologies Department

Nikolay Novikov, chief designer

Olga Zelenkina, Lead Architect

Daniil Matryonin, Group Leader, Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire Fighting Department


The participants in the case championship designed the ice sports palace. Each team consisted of an architect, a designer, a VK specialist (water supply and sewerage), an HV specialist (heating and ventilation), and a GUI (chief project engineer). A clear division by professional competence brought the participants as close as possible to the real design process, made it possible to gain experience in teamwork, to visit a real production situation.

The experts of the Metropolis company noted the high quality of the study of the material, the activity and sincere interest of the students of SPbGASU. Throughout the championship, students demonstrated a high level of professional competence, as well as organization. This allowed them to successfully complete projects and protect them, despite the remote operation.


The field of construction design is developing rapidly. Therefore, it is now becoming especially important to transfer experience to young specialists so that they can easily join the work and the professional community. The company's experts are ready and consider it necessary to share their experience with the younger generation of engineers. Based on the results of the conducted case championship, we can confidently note the positive result of such interaction and the proactivity of the students who participated in the project.

Everyone who made it to the finals is great. They are already one step higher than the rest, stressed Alexander Vorozhbitov.

We thank our partners for providing the participants with the opportunity to acquire professional competencies. For the fact that they accompanied the championship as consultants and experts, said Marina Malyutina, head of the department of educational work of SPbGASU, at the opening of the meeting.

Working with you is a good experience, a good contribution to the future for our students. We thank the company and the participants for the work done. Such events are very valuable for students as they provide an opportunity for direct interaction with representatives of the industry. In the future, we plan to continue cooperation with the Metropolis company in this direction, said Svetlana Golovina, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.


We congratulate all the participants and wish them new professional victories and success!


Also during the meeting, another agreement on cooperation was signed between SPbGASU and Metropolis. Under this agreement, the company will continue to take part in the educational process and provide support in the development of science and new professional competencies. This fall, Metropolis experts will take part as jury members in the international BIM-ICE project, where, in addition to students from Russia, teams from other countries - Finland, Armenia and Belarus will take part.

BIM-ICE Project is a new international cooperation project implemented jointly by LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia). At the end of 2019, the project was approved for funding under the South-East Finland - Russia Cross-Border Cooperation 2014-2020 Program, the project implementation began in April 2020.