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High-Rise Beehive

High-Rise Beehive

(Issue of a magazine 6/2011, page 80)

Tall Buildings have been one of the most prominent symbols of economic growth for nearly a century. Yet, in the aftermath of the tragedies of September 11, “signature” Tall buildings have become the focus of much debate. The structural systems today are undergoing a major evolution to address the ability of providing flexibility in the design and use of the building together with sustainability (Green) and cost-effective system.

Italian Architecture Comes to Russia

Italian Architecture Comes to Russia

(Issue of a magazine 6/2011, page 86)

Due to manufacture innovations and investments of recent years, nowadays the company produces hightech aluminum METRA system. The well-known Italian company has opened its representative office in Moscow and in April 2011 took an active part in the Mosbuild Exhibition. There were held business meetings and negotiations with leading design offices and aluminum recycling companies on the introduction of new systems of translucent structures with a high durability and ease of installation at the same time.

Peculiarities of the Piles Test for High Rise Buildings

Peculiarities of the Piles Test for High Rise Buildings

(Issue of a magazine 6/2011, page 96)

High-rise buildings, as rule, have deep foundations with bearing structures like piles or barrettes (rectangular piles). A foundation depth for highrise buildings is 40-120 m depending on a depth of solid ground layers. A pile structure with length more than 50 m is the beyond a mass design and requires a specific approach for all stages of development and design, including engineering- geological survey.In 2008 in Sankt-Petersburg survey and design works were started for a 79-storey tower of public and business centre “Ohta” of 396 m in the height.

Ocean View

Ocean View

(Issue of a magazine 5/2011, page 88)

The new residential complex on the Avenida Marginal in Cascais, Portugal, is really unique due to solution of its facades created on the basis of a modified Reynaers CP 155 sliding system.

Regeneration Principle

Regeneration Principle

(Issue of a magazine 5/2011, page 90)

A constant rise of costs for energy resources and depletion of world natural resources set a task for mankind to find alternative energy sources. It should be noted that Europe has been developing this direction more than 30 years. And our country understood too that we shouldn’t just consumer natural resources but give back too. A company actively implementing up-to-date methods of heating and cooling of buildings is the corporation Uponor, which has introduced a new product in the Russian market providing alternative energy usage this year.

Business Stability Under All Conditions

Business Stability Under All Conditions

(Issue of a magazine 5/2011, page 94)

JSC “TATPROF ”, without any exaggeration, can be called a leader in the use of extrusion technologies in Russia. Whatever ups and downs has been experiencing our domestic market, the company has always been in first place in terms of production of aluminum profiles and level of technological equipment. Sergei Andreev, CEO , told us about how there is a development company “TATPROF ”, what are the strategic priorities.

Power Efficiency of High-Rise Buildings

Power Efficiency of High-Rise Buildings

(Issue of a magazine 5/2011, page 96)

In mind of a “regular” citizen of our country the word “skyscraper” and the notion of “energy efficiency”, as a rule, have nothing in common. Moreover, some citizens having special concern of “saving” Russia from the collapse of the power resources and advocate for energy savings are proponents of freezing the erection of not only high-rise, but simply unique buildings with large glazing area.

Exclusive Tandem

Exclusive Tandem

(Issue of a magazine 4/2011, page 88)

The construction company MERO TSK International has acquired a strong partner at the Russian construction market. Successfully overcame the challenges of the global crisis, the firm «Aluterra SK» has both feet on the floor, and also successfully goes forward, thus attracting foreign partners. Acting аs one team, the two companies are discovering new opportunities in the Eastern Europe a construction market and confidently facing the future.