History of the Department
In the second half of XX century the need to train highly qualified specialists in the field of Energy Construction contributed to foundation of a number of promising research areas and unique specializations at Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering (MISI), such as Nuclear Facilities Construction, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants Construction, Power Engineering Building Structures, Computer-aided Design Systems in Construction. This formed the basis of the Department of Heat and Power Construction.
The first Head of the Department was one of the most experienced teachers S.G. Terzibashyants.
The Department of Construction of Nuclear Facilities by order No. 803 of the Minister of Higher Education of the USSR was created On July 31 1958. One of the best builders of the country, laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes, Hero of Socialist Labor, D.Eng.Sc., ProfessorAleksandr N. Komarovskiy was appointed the Head of the Department by the Scientific Council of the MISI. He was the one who laid down the principles of educational, methodological and scientific work that made it possible for the Department to be a unique educational unit today. The Department of Construction of Nuclear Facilities trained large numbers of organizers and managers of production, researchers in the field of study, design and construction of nuclear facilities and complexes.
At the initiative of the Ministry of Energy of the USSR, of the Minister P.S. Neporozhniy and of the Deputy Minister for Construction F.V. Sapozhnikov the Department of Construction of Thermal Power Plants was organized in 1970. Three years later it was renamed to the Department of Construction of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants, which specialized in the TPP and NPP construction organization and technology of of.
Aprominent power plant constructor, Chief Engineer of the construction departments of a number of thermal power plants, Honored Builder of the RSFSR, Ph.D. in Eng.Sc. N. Ya. Turchin became the first Head of the Department.
In 1974 - 1984 the special field “Construction of thermal and nuclear power plants” was organized in six universities of the USSR. The educational process was based on the educational and methodological developments of the teaching staff of the Department.
In 1987 the special field in civil engineers training "Computer-aided design systems" was opened at the Department of Construction of Nuclear Facilities .
In 2002 the Department of Construction Informatics based on the computer-aided engineering system was created. The Head of the Department was D.Eng.Sc., Professor Galina G. Malykha . Through the efforts of G.G. Malykh the Department developed fields of construction engineering and expanded international cooperation.
Such prominent scientists and power plant engineers as Honored Builder of the RSFSR, Ph.D. in Eng.Sc., Professor N.Ya. Turchin; Honored Builder of the RSFSR, laureate of the USSR State Prize, D.Eng.Sc., Professor F.V. Sapozhnikov; Professor, V.B. Dubrovskiy; D.Eng.Sc., Professor A.S. Pavlov; Ph.D. in Eng.Sc., Associate Professor O.V. Koltun worked at the Department over the years.
In 1973 the Head of the Department of Construction of Nuclear Facilities and the Head of the Department of Heat and Power Engineering was D.Eng.Sc., Professor V.B. Dubrovskiy.
From 1997 the disciple of V.B. Dubrovskiy and A.N. Komarovskiy, D.Eng.Sc., Professor, Pavel A. Lavandskiy was the Head of the Department of Construction of Nuclear Facilities. He retained and developed the capacity of the Department in difficult years for the industry and the country.
Based on new tasks set in the education system for improving training process of highly qualified specialists, it was decided to merge the Department of Construction of Nuclear Facilities, the Department of Construction Informatics and the Department of Construction of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants in one big Department. It was named the Department of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants Construction. The Head of the new Department was the MGSU Rector , D.Eng.Sc., Professor Valery I. Telichenko, who had been heading the Department of Construction of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants over the past decade and a half.
Nowadays the Head of the Department of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants Construction is D.Eng.Sc., Professor Andrey A. Morozenko.
During the period of its existence the Department has trained over 25 000 civil engineers, who successfully work at design, production, management and research organizations of the construction complex of Russia and beyond.
Wide range of work activity of the graduates, shows the success and constant demand of the Department`s adopted direction in the teaching of power plant constructors by one of the most difficult sectoral areas of the national economy - the nuclear industry.