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"Multi-Comfort House ISOVER-2017" contest

The project, which won a special nomination from GRAPHISOFT, entered the international finals of the "Multi-Comfort House ISOVER-2017" contest

The national phase finals of the "Multi-Comfort House ISOVER-2017" contest were completed in Moscow, where GRAPHISOFT® was a partner for the second time.

The national stage finals, which were attended by 10 teams from several Russian cities, were held at the "Saint-Gobain Academy" training center. The winners were selected after the projects were presented, and after long deliberation by the jury. This year, the quality of projects increased significantly and in addition to the traditional three prizes, the jury decided to award an additional fourth prize.

All national stage winners were awarded with cash prizes, and the teams that took first and second place will represent Russia in the international finals, which will be held in Madrid from May 31 to June 2.

Team No 19 ArchTM (Tomsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering) not only became a finalist of the national stage, but was also awarded the special GRAPHISOFT prize for the best project created with ARCHICAD®.

All competition participants received certificates for discounts at the GRAPHISOFT Authorized Training Center - "ARCHICAD-MASTER". In addition, national stage participants were awarded certificates for the BIMx PRO application.

GRAPHISOFT congratulates the winners of the national stage and wishes them success in the international finals!

1st place - Team No 137: Experiment (Tomsk)
Students: Kydyev Amyr, Shabalin Evgenij and Petrova Julia

Curator: Popova Zinaida Vladimirovna

2nd place - Team No 19: ArchTM (Tomsk)
Students: Vinogradova Julia, Kolesnikova Alena and Skripchenko Denis

Curator: Oleg Staheev

3rd place - Team No 62: ARH-41 (Penza)
Students: Khayrov Ilyaz and Kozhaeva Svetlana

Curator: Kuturev Valery Gennadievich

4th place - Team No 152: E & P Civil Engineering (St. Petersburg)
Students: Shepherd Olga

Curator: Vladimir Elistratov

"ARCHICAD is the tool through which we are able to realize our ideas. We have been working with it for about seven years, and every time, we are amazed at how many of its opportunities we have not yet mastered. What a surprise it was when we were awarded a prize by the developers!" said No 19 ArchTM team member, Julia Vinogradova.

"We would like to express our deep gratitude to the organizers: this competition is a good opportunity for young specialists to express themselves, to test their strengths and gain invaluable experience. We developed our project in ARCHICAD, as it is very convenient, but were pleasantly surprised by our victory for the GRAPHISOFT prize. And the victory in the national stage of the contest was also a big surprise for us," said Alena Kolesnikova, team No 19 ArchTM participant.

Denis Skripchenko, member of the No 19 ArchTM team, said: "I am sure that the possibilities of the ARCHICAD program have not been fully studied yet. However, the knowledge that we received within the walls of the Tomsk State Architectural and Construction University is enough to prepare solid architectural projects and even win prizes with these projects. ARCHICAD and the "Multi-Comfort House ISOVER" contest helped us develop professional skills and open new horizons.”

About the "Sen-Goben" group of companies

"Saint-Gobain" develops, manufactures and delivers high-quality materials and solutions that improve the living conditions of every person and society as a whole. The products of Saint-Gobain are widely used in various fields: in apartment houses, in transport, in infrastructure elements and in many other industries. The comfort, safety and impeccable characteristics of materials are indispensable in solving problems of environmentally sustainable construction, efficient use of resources and counteraction to climate change. "Saint-Gobain" - the world leader in creating comfortable spaces.

In 2016, sales amounted to 39.1 billion euros. The group of companies has representative offices in 67 countries of the world. In Russia - more than 170 000 employees.

About the ISOVER division

For over 75 years, ISOVER has been the world standard for quality thermal insulation. ISOVER materials are found in every third house in Europe. ISOVER is the only company in Russia that has in its portfolio products based on both fiberglass and stone fiber. In the past 23 years, the company has become a leading player in the Russian construction materials market. ISOVER products provide effective protection against cold and noise, increase comfort and energy efficiency at home, thereby reducing the cost of operation. In 2013, ISOVER was awarded the Moscow Government Prize "Take Care of Energy!" In the category "Technology of the Year". Since 2014, ISOVER has been the first and only Russian thermal insulation material, which has an environmental declaration (EPD).

About GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry-first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment; and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for lightweight access to BIM for non-professionals. GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.