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Institute of Track, Construction and Structures

Institute of Track, Construction and Structures forms part of Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT). It was established in 1998 through merger of three oldest construction departments: "Railway Construction", "Bridges and Tunnels", which have been training railway engineers and bridge builders since 1896, and department of "Industrial and Civil Engineering" established in 1950s in conjunction with explosive growth of housing construction.

At the moment of merger of departments into one institute the training was underway along the study programs as follows: "Railway construction, track and track facilities", "Bridges and transport tunnels", "Industrial and civil engineering", "CAD systems" and "Environmental protection engineering".

Along with development of market environment in Russia IPSS introduced "Construction management" study program in 1999, "Quality management" in 2006, and "Real estate cadastre" in 2012.

Institute of Track, Construction and Structures of MIIT carries out specialist, bachelor and master study programs in accordance with federal state educational standards of higher professional education in the form of full-time, intra- and extramural, publicly funded and study-for-fee education.

Majors and study programs:

271501 "Construction of railways, bridges and transport tunnels"

Duration of study: Five years,

Academic qualification: Specialist


"Main railways construction"

"Railway track maintenance control"

"Bridges. Tunnels and Metros"

270800 "Construction"

Duration of study: Four years,

Academic qualification: Bachelor


"Industrial and Civil Engineering"

"Roadways and Airfields"

Duration of study: Two years,

Academic qualification: Master

Study program "Industrial and Civil Engineering"

230100 "Informatics and Computer science"

Duration of study: Four years,

Academic qualification: Bachelor


"CAD systems"

Duration of study: Two years,

Academic qualification: Master

"CAD systems information and software support"

"Information technologies in construction"

230000 "Applied Informatics"

Duration of study: Four years,

Academic qualification: Bachelor


"Applied informatics in designing"

221400 "Quality management"

Duration of study: Four years,

Academic qualification: Bachelor


"Quality management in production process systems"

Duration of study: Two years,

Academic qualification: Master

Study program "Quality management in production process systems"

Study program "Management and system analysis in construction of railway infrastructure facilities"

080200 "Management"

Duration of study: Four years,

Academic qualification: Bachelor


"Analytical support of managerial decisions"

"Management in transport construction organizations"

Duration of study: Two years,

Academic qualification: Master

"Analytical innovative management"

120700 "Land use and cadastres"

Duration of study: Four years,

Academic qualification: Bachelor


"Real estate cadastre"

The high quality of training at Institute of Track, Construction and Structures is provided by highly qualified academic staff. More than 65 professors, doctors of engineering, 130 assistant professors, candidate of science work at various chairs of the Institute. Thesis Board DM 218.005.05 works in Institute of Track, Construction and Structures and covers the majors as follows:

  • "Civil structures, buildings and facilities";

  • "Foundation engineering, underground structures";

  • "Structural mechanics".

Post-graduate and post-doctoral students, as well as degree seeking applicants successfully defend their theses in Thesis Board. The University's professors are members of Thesis boards of various universities or institutes of higher education in Russia.

The programs of professional development of the Russian Railways employees and other transport companies are underway. The programs of professional retraining of specialists and training of personnel for construction of transport complexes of Moscow and Moscow region are being carried out.

Various construction organizations, design and research institutes are happy to invite the Institute's graduates to work for them. A significant part of the Institute of Track, Construction and Structures work on the railway transport and in the field of transport construction.

Chairs, Centres, Laboratories

"Bridges and Tunnels" Chair

"Bridges and Tunnels" chair was founded in 1896. In various years the chair was held by such well-known scholars as professors L.Proskuryakov, E.Paton, V.Kobylkin, N.Streletsky, G.Perederiy, B.Bobrikov, A.Petropavlovsky, A.Nosarev. Currently professor V.Kruglov is the head of the chair. Professor G.Evgrafov, Honorary Figure of Engineering Sciences of the Russian Federation, who held the chair between 1930 and 1968, played prominent role in the chair's activities; scientific schools founded by him have enjoyed international acclaim:

- in the field of analysis, design and construction of bridges (professor A.Petropavlovsky, B.Bobrikov, A.Tsarkov, A.Nosarev, etc.);

- in the field of reinforced concrete bridges (professor L.Iosilevsky, professor N.Bogdanov, V.Chestnoy) and steel bridges (professor S.Popov, professor V.Osipov, etc.)

Professor V.Kruglov is working on scientific issues connected with mechanics of deformed solid body, methods of construction structures analysis taking into account properties of materials and their characteristics under load, assessment of reliability and life of bridges, automated system to control state of railway and roadway infrastructure.

Main research areas of the chair are the theory of concrete's and reinforced concrete's strength and workability for designing bridge structures made of reinforced concrete; theoretical analysis, experimental research and introduction of new types of bridge structures; assessment and ways of increasing fatigue life of railway bridges; development of methods of defect-free production of concrete slab spans; development of new concepts of monitoring railway and roadway bridges.

Today "Research centre on bridges and transport facilities studies" exists at the Chair, which works out new structural forms of bridges, carries out project evaluation and provides scientific support for major transport construction projects.

The Chair solved a number of major scientific problems, and based on conducted research has developed:

- New methods of bridge structural analysis.

- Methods of analyzing, evaluating and predicting life of concrete slab spans taking into account impact of environment.

- Technical indications for analysis and evaluation of bridge span steel structure life.

- Control over monitoring of bridge structures condition.

- New concept of stress strain behavior of the elements of bridge span structures made of yielding steels.

"Track and Track Facilities" Chair

Historical background

1896 - Emperor’s Moscow Engineering School is founded.

1896 - "Railways" chair is founded.

1913 - "Rail Track" chair split away from "Railways" chair.

1930 - "Rail Track" chair is transformed into "Railway Track" chair.

1950 - "Railway Track" chair is renamed as "Track and Track Facilities" chair. Today it is chaired by professor E.Apshiz, Doctor of Engineering.

The chair's main research areas are as follows:

  1. To improve structures of cross-sleeper track in general and elements thereof.

  2. To improve structures and ways of strengthening railway roadbed, work out methods of forecasting its reliability, strength and stability analysis.

  3. To develop cutting edge technology to operate track facilities and contribute to mechanization of track operations.

  4. To design rail gauge and substantiate basic design for track switches.

  5. To develop validation methods for feasibility studies for track facilities.

Scientific schools at the chair:

  1. Problems of track bed structure

  2. Problems of track facility organization, planning and management.

  3. Problems of railway roadbed.

The credit for founding scientific schools is due to Georgy M.Shakhunyants.

Main research findings can be summarized as follows:

  1. Fundamentals of centrifugal testing of railway roadbed models.

  2. Reliability estimate of railway roadbed in operation.

  3. New ways to stabilize and strengthen roadbed, including the body of railroad, with reinforced and mesh structures, embankments on weak sub-grade and permafrost soil, and strengthening of sub-ballast with geosynthetics.

  4. Theory of stability and reliability of continuous welded railway track.

  5. Track displacement study and proposals for rail anchorage.

  6. Glued and bolted joint design.

  7. Design of track structure on constructional works, including ballastless track.

  8. A fastening design was developed: anchor rail fastening.

  9. Track alignment design methods and mechanization of track alignment.

  10. Feasibility studies of track facilities.

  11. Design of rail-carrying train on the basis of standard service train.

  12. Design of a device for extracting track bolts from reinforced-concrete sleepers.

  13. Design of a crane for laying down elements of track switch in Metro.

  14. Design of an electromagnetic device for removing rails on rail-welding train.

  15. Design of a device for rail canting in transit.

  16. Upgrading of track measuring truck.

  17. Design of a machine tool for chiseling grooves in wood sleepers.

"Railway Designing and Construction" chair

Activities of a subject-oriented chair are multi-faceted and have numerous parameters, each being very important for the main goal - high quality of academic process and training of highly qualified railway and civil engineers.

Teaching of main disciplines is done by highly qualified specialists - doctors and candidates of engineering. The chair is equipped with cutting edge equipment, advanced computer technologies are used for training in the field of design, construction and rail track operation and its infrastructure facilities. New study course "Construction of high-speed railways" has been taught together with "RZDSTROY" OJSC since 2012 within the framework of "Construction of mainline railways" specialization.

More than 60 engineering, humanity and social disciplines are included in the syllabus for this study program. The acquired knowledge and skills allow the graduates to effectively work in the areas as follows:

- Design and survey and design and engineering work: engineering surveys of transport facilities, including usage of highly accurate digital models and global positioning systems; design of transport facilities, construction design supervision; evaluation of economic efficiency of engineering decisions, environmental impact assessment.

- Engineering and manufacturing in the field of design, construction, repair, and operation of rail track and other transport facilities.

- Management based on advanced logistics techniques, technical documentation management, rail construction and track technologies.

Research activity in the field of improving regulations and technical rules for railway design, construction and operation, improvement of transport facility structure design methods, analysis and setting of required level of rail track reliability, forecasting of Russian railway network development as an integral part of global transport corridors, design of express and high-speed railways.

The chair is held by professor E.Spiridonov, who authors 260 scientific publications including two textbooks, two study guides and four inventions.

"Construction of Roadways and Airfields" chair

The chair's main research areas are as follows:

  • To work out and make changes in construction codes taking into account current construction environment;

  • To participate in evaluation of transport construction projects; to provide consultations about design, construction and reconstruction of motor roadways in difficult geotechnical conditions.

Staff members of the chair take active part in quality control over all kinds of construction works, provide R&D support of complex projects of such companies as "Stroygasconsulting (SGK) of "TransstroyYamal", "Railways of Yakutiya" OJSC, Olympic sites infrastructure, and work out national standards for construction and reconstruction of pipe-culverts and drainage structures on motor roadways.

Research seminar "Problems of design and construction of structures on problematic soils" are held monthly at the chair attracting wide range of scientists and experts in this field.

“Integrated laboratory for road surfacing, soil and backfill” research and training laboratory is equipped with unique cutting edge equipment which allows to carry out complex tests of all soils and road construction materials with automated program of tests and automated control process.

The chair has a training laboratory "Soil mechanics" in which lab classes are held in subjects like "Geological engineering" and "Soil mechanics". For dozens of years geology museum has been open at the chair which carries quite unique rock samples. All students majoring in construction have some practical classes in the museum.

"Computer Aided Design (CAD)" chair

"Computer Aided Design (CAD)" chair was founded in 1985. The new chair was held by corresponding member of Russian academy of architecture and construction sciences (RAASN) professor Nikolai N.Shaposhnikov, Doctor of Engineering. Today the chair is held by assistant professor I.Nesterov, Candidate of Engineering.

It is a subject-oriented chair.

The main lines of study at the "Computer Aided Design (CAD)" chair.

1. High quality traditional engineering education along with intensive study of information technologies in special subjects:

Operating systems,

Data base,

IT security,

Computer graphics

Smart systems

Computer networks

Geometric simulation, etc.

2. Study and application of various software products in training:

Visual C++ (object oriented programming)

VBA (ultimate fallback language for Windows applications)

Word, Excel, Access (basic Windows applications)

AutoCAD, Visual Lisp (computer graphics)

SCAD (integrated system for finite element structural analysis)

KATPAH (structural analysis of bearing capacity)

Variant (solution to a problem of choice and optimization of structures)

T-flex and other packages of 3D graphics

Visual Prolog (creation of expert systems)

3. Availability of high quality methodological materials on the subjects offered by the chair.

Examples of major projects, designed and surveyed with the participation of the chair's students and graduates:

  • Moscow Planetarium's dome

  • Automobile overpass at Rizhsky railway terminal

  • Moscow City Business Centre at Krasnopresnenskaya embankment

  • Monorail near VDNKh Expo Centre

  • Andreevsky bridge in Moscow

  • Cable-stayed bridge over the Ob river in Surgut

  • New building of Vnukovo-1 airport

  • Passenger rail car RT-200, and many other structures.

"Geodesy, Geoinformatics and Navigation" chair

Geodesy as practical geometry is a basic study program for all specialities in construction. Therefore it is no coincidence that "Geodesy" chair has existed since MIIT foundation in September 26, 1896. Professor Sergei M.Soloviev (1862-1923), the first head of the chair, was one of the founders of Moscow Engineering School of the Ministry of Railways (since 1913 -Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering). Having graduated from Konstantine institute of landmarking and department of mathematics of Moscow State University Sergei M.Soloviev was an excellent teacher, scientist and manager. He authored 15 textbooks on geodesy, among them superb "Course of elementary geodesy" of 1,400 pages which became the bible for Russian land surveyors. This work became the corner stone of the Sergei M.Soloviev's school of applied geodesy. Professor S.Matveev, Doctor of Engineering, has been the head of the chair since 1992.

Today Geodesy is included in such study programs as:

"Railway construction, track and track facilities", "Industrial and civil engineering", "Bridges and tunnels",
"Transportation management", "Construction economics". Besides engineering geodesy studied by the first year students, the chair offers a special course of engineering geodesy, course of metrology, standardization, certification and course of informatics.

For the "Geoinformatics" specialization such subjects as "Geoinformational technologies on railway transport", "Geoinformatics fundamentals", "Digital cartography", "Digital photo charting" are taught. Training computerization is underway, the study programs have been prepared. Besides traditional courses promising elements of geoinformational technologies based on state-of-art instrumentation, digital representation and surface models, automated map construction, structures plans and designs are being introduced into educational process. “Geoinformational and satellite technologies on railway transport” research and training centre was organized at the chair.

"Structures, Buildings and Facilities" chair

Intensive scientific and technological

advances and rapid development of industrial production at the end of the XIXth century called for construction of various buildings and structures, often being revolutionary in composition, having large spans and heights, capable to withstand significant loads. Application of such new construction materials as steel and reinforced concrete led to new engineering breakthroughs and development of new analytical methods. During this period demand grew for skilled professionals - "civil engineers" (construction engineers) being trained both in terms of art (architecture) and technology (design).

Civil engineers have been trained in MIIT since its foundation in 1896. In 1898 "Civil Architecture" chair was established and was later renamed into "Architecture of Industrial and Civil Buildings" and in 1982-2008 "Buildings and Facilities".

"Structures, Buildings and Facilities" chair was founded in 2008 due to merger of two chairs - "Building Structures" and "Buildings and Facilities". The new chair was held by professor Victor S.Fedorov, Doctor of Engineering, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences (RAASN).

The chair offers study courses in design engineering, architecture and construction disciplines for seven specialities, and is a subject-oriented chair in 270102 "Industrial and civil engineering" speciality.

"Construction Materials and Technologies" chair

"Construction Materials and Technologies" chair was established in 1988 due to merger of "Construction Materials" chair and "Construction Technologies of Buildings and Facilities on Railway Transport" chair.

"Construction Materials" chair founded in 1926 had been the core of the consolidated chair. For dozens of years the chair had established itself as a leading authority in construction materials engineering and in training engineers and scientists for transport and other sectors of construction and industry. The unique feature of the chair is that it is a subject-oriented one and trains engineers for "Industrial and civil engineering" speciality.

The chair is held by well-known scientist, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Hero of Labour, laureate of State Prizes, professor Boris V.Gusev. The chair offers the following subjects: "Materials engineering. Technology of construction materials", "Construction materials", "Technology of construction processes", "Buildings and structures construction technology", "Organization, management and planning in construction", "Investment projects".

The chair trains highly qualified specialists in all categories, civil engineers, trainee-teachers, trainee-researchers, candidates and doctors of engineering.

One corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, three Doctors of Engineering, eight Candidates of Engineering, two senior teachers and post-graduate students make up the chair.

The chair's graduates work successfully as executives in construction enterprises, researchers in the field of construction and entrepreneurs. More than 30 graduates are Doctors of Engineering, professors, members of Russian Academy of Sciences, including rectors, pro-rectors, heads of chairs of transport institutes and universities both in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States. Among the chair's graduates are also managers, chief engineers and leading experts of major construction enterprises and organizations on railway transport.

"Quality Management" chair

"Quality Management" chair (established as a result of harmonization of academic process on the basis of "Construction Management" chair) provides bachelor and master study programs in the fields as follows:

221400 "Quality management in production and technological systems"

080200 "Management"

Professors and teachers certified by European Organization for Quality (EOQ), International Quality Accreditation (IQA, United Kingdom), Cranfield University train the students. The "Quality management" chair is headed by professor, Doctor of Engineering, member of Academy of Quality Issues, Honorary Scholar of the Russian Federation, laureate of State Prize Valery P.Maiboroda.

The chair has set up:

  • Centre for computer simulation, business games and online training.

  • Office of European centre for quality.

  • Innovative research and academic centre for retraining and professional development of top and mid-level executives of transport entities in the field of quality management and assurance.

Continuous student seminar is conducted by the chair. For the last three years twelve students of the chair were awarded Certificates of merit by the Russian Minister of Transport, First class honors and grants of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and Moscow Government.

To implement the measures within the framework of MIIT's Innovational training program for 2007-2008 new specializations "Quality management in construction and transport" and " Public-private partnership in construction and transport" were offered.

"Theoretical Mechanics" chair

Theoretical mechanics along with mathematics and physics are fundamental academic disciplines laying down the foundation of higher engineering education. Teaching of this subject has always been in the hands of eminent mechanics who actively participated in research in the field transportation or problems of general character. This tradition has continued and has been further developed by all following generations of heads and teaching staff of the chair.

The chair pays great attention to methodology. Over the last years the chair's study guides were augmented by new publications: "Course of theoretical mechanics" by V.Mesheryakov (textbook, 2006), "Pin-joint truss design through finite element analysis using MSC.visual NASTRAN for Windows complex" by S.Kositsyn and G.Emelyanov (workbook, 2005), "Fundamentals for design of composite structures and case book for self-study in theoretical mechanics with elements of academic and research work for students (statics)" by I.Ivanchenko and S.Shapovalov (workbook, 2006), "General theorems of mechanical system dynamics" by V.Romanov (lecture transcripts, 2004), et al. Some of the chair's staff were elected as academy members (S.Kositsyn - to the Russian Academy of quality issues, V.Mesheryakov - to the International Academy of environmental and life protection sciences). Professors I.Ivanchenko and G.Burchak are members of European mechanics society (EUROMECH).

The chair organizes annual theoretical mechanics competition for the most advanced students from all the University units. Based on the competition results MIIT varsity team is formed which participates in an all-city competition.

Student scientific society (SNO) is active at the chair. The students dig in various branches of theoretical mechanics which are close to their majors of choice. The students present interesting papers at annual students' scientific conferences. More than 50 students made presentations in the course of five conferences held over the last five years.

"Construction Mechanics" chair

The foundation of MIIT was due to the requirements of transport network development in Russia.

The Institute, organized in1896 (Emperor Nicolas II Engineering School), used scientific, methodological and technological achievements of Russian engineers of the XIXth century as a base, as well as accomplishments of international and domestic schools, primarily Moscow State University, Moscow Technical School (today Bauman Moscow State Technical University), and Petersburg School of Engineering (today St.Petersburg State Transport University). Such distinguished scientists and educators as P.Lebedev, B.Mlodzeevsky, N.Zhukovsky, L.Chaplygin, L.Proskuryakov stood at the origins of MIIT.

It was during its first years that MIIT asserted itself as the unique academic institution with bright pedagogical ambitions, its own system of training specialists, its own approach to the level of teaching of all subjects - with all that later came to be known as "MIIT school" traditions. It is these traditions that still remain to be the quality mark of the graduates, warrant high demand for them in construction enterprises both in Russia and beyond.

The foundations of the educational process known as "MIIT school" have been laid and developing for over 100 years in our Institute. It is worth noting that while prevailing chair's line of research for the last dozens of years has been theoretical and analytical research, activities of mechanical laboratory named after L.Proskuryakov have been concurrently developing. In post-war years powerful vibration stands were installed which made it possible to carry out fatigue strength tests on rails, large building structures and transport machine building structures. Over dozens of years fatigue strength tests on welded rail joints (V.Sinelnikov- project coordinator, I.Stepanov,Y.Romanov), electric railway catenary system insulators made of modern composite materials (V.Potapov - project coordinator, A.Lukianov), have been carried out, porous materials testing procedure has been worked out (B.Lashenkov - project coordinator, E,Zarudny). Many chairs of MIIT and other transport research centres have been doing research work in this lab. Study lab was refit with modern stands making it possible for students to take an innovative approach to their study.

Research at the chair has always been connected with academic process. In the second half the century staff members of the chair wrote not only numerous monographs but a large number of textbooks and study guides. The courses on strength of materials, theory of elasticity and plasticity, and construction mechanics published by the chair have been used as main textbooks on these disciplines in all transport and many construction institutes of higher education and their departments in this country, many of them being translated and published abroad.

More than a centennial work of "Construction Mechanics" chair has received well-deserved recognition in Russia and beyond. It was confirmed at International science and technology conference organized by the Institute's chairs in February 2006. Over one hundred presentations covering almost all of the most significant issues confirmed the relevance and effectiveness of our efforts.

"Language Study" chair

"Foreign Languages-2" chair was organized in April 2003 in order to provide for the Institute's requirements in teaching foreign languages for full-time students specializing in: Railway construction, track and track facilities; Industrial and civil engineering; Bridges and transport tunnels; CAD systems; Corporate management; Quality control.

Assistant professor Tatyana I.Lalova, Candidate of Philological Sciences, French teacher, has been the head of this chair since its foundation.

The chair has been carrying out not only academic and methodological activities but research work as well geared at improving methods of language teaching at institutes of higher education for non-language specialities. The teaching staff of the chair offers classes in three languages: English, German, and French for all students of Institute of Track, Construction and Structures.

The chair is entrusted with teaching languages following the curriculum of a non-language institute of higher education (340 academic hours) to the first and second year students, organization of professional development courses for academic staff and students of MIIT, as well as for experts from major construction and transport organizations.

English language computer support for IPSS students has become a new focus area for the chair. These efforts resulted in better clarity of teaching aids due to application of 3D graphics and animation, capability to simulate case studies and computerized control over academic performance.

Computer-aided programs are used for teaching conversational language, allowing the students to actualize the situations of verbal communication. Multimedia aids are also used for individual or group computer studies.

The number of academic hours for language classes for all study programs has increased over years upon initiative of the chair. It resulted in higher language proficiency and language classes attendance. More students make presentations at students' scientific conferences in a foreign language. The IPSS students participate in international conferences with English being the main language, and use foreign literature and software in their studies. It is intended to organize defending a graduation thesis in a foreign language sometime in the future.

"Calculus" chair

"Calculus" chair was founded in 1987. The teaching staff of the chair consist of top-rank specialists in the field of computing mathematics and mathematic simulation, differential equations and mathematical logic. The chair's academic staff comprise 16 people, including one professor and Doctor of Sciences, 11 assistant professors and Candidates of Sciences, and four teachers without scientific degrees.

The chair pays great attention to methodological support of academic process. The high quality of academic process is due to publication over the last years of multiple operations manuals for laboratory works and practical classes. The teaching staff of the chair publish annually a significant number of research papers in the most prominent Russian and foreign scientific journals, regularly make presentations at various scientific conferences and symposia.

Professor V.Trofimov carries out intensive research at the chair. He studies various aspects of interaction of laser radiation with the substance. He proposed a new class of optically bistable elements with temperature dependence of radiative recombination time. Besides, physical mechanisms of diffraction of optical radiation and transformation of its response intensity profile have been studied.

In a sequence of his research papers chair's assistant professor A.Kosmodemyansky revealed nontrivial properties of boundary value problems solution for elliptical equations. It was, inter alia, demonstrated that some liquids in wider open capillary tube can rise higher than in a narrow tube.

The "Calculus" chair held by V.Desnyansky carries out intensive methodological work. Students' scientific and research seminars are held. A large number of study guides is published annually, new study programs are being worked out.

"IPSS Physical Training" chair

The history of physical training classes can be traced back to the reserve-officer training chair of this institute of higher education which in 1926 assigned some of its teaching staff to set up a sports section which organized classes in applied sports and held competitions by simplified rules.

Max Grigoriev was the first head of this section. Physical training classes included gymnastics, group exercises with implements, sprint and long-distance running.

On the basis of the Decision of the Russian Government of June 19, 1923 a discipline "Physical training" was introduced into curriculum which contributed to a certain extent to setting up chairs of physical training in institutes of higher education in Russia. Since then a process of division between reserve-officer training and physical training had been launched to wind up in 1939. It is this very year that can be rightfully called the birthday of the "Physical training and sports" chair.

"IPSS Physical Training" chair was founded in June, 2010. The majority of teaching staff of the chair came from broken up general "Physical Training and Sports" chair of the University, which had been within MIIT structure since 1931 by that time. Today there are seven senior teachers, an assistant and an aide at the chair.

The activities of the academic staff of the "IPSS Physical Training" chair are aimed at ensuring the compliance with State educational standard requirements for "Physical training" discipline. Search for and introduction of effective organization of physical training activities leading to permeation of physical training into daily graft of students as well as shaping a need among future construction specialists in physical exercises has laid a creative foundation for academic activities of the chair's staff.

Chairs of professional development of transport construction personnel:

"Operation of Engineering Structures of Russian Railways ";

"State Construction Oversight and Self-Regulation in Construction";

"Design, Construction and Operation of Transport and Civil Facilities".

Laboratories and Centres

There are a number of research laboratories and centres in Institute of Track, Construction and Structures:

- Roadbed section of "Track and Track Facilities" chair;

- “Track testing” research laboratory;

- “Integrated laboratory for road surfacing, soil and backfill” research and training laboratory;

- Cryogenic research laboratory;

- Training centre for innovative construction technologies;

- “Geoinformational and satellite technologies on railway transport” research and training centre;

- “Innovative technologies in motor road designing, construction and repair” research and training centre;

- Innovative centre for development and introduction of materials for transport construction;

- Centre for professional retraining of specialists and training of personnel for construction and transport fields in Moscow and Moscow region.