“The Mosinzhproekt GC’s Construction and Installation Cup has started in Moscow”, said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

Mosinzhproekt GC is the operator of key urban planning programmes in Moscow and is included in the List of backbone organisations of the Russian economy in the construction, housing and utilities sector.

“Holding the championship is of strategic importance in the field of professional development of the employees of both the holding’s subsidiaries and contractors, as part of establishing human resources capacity for the construction of infrastructure facilities in Moscow. Thanks to this project, it is possible to solve several important tasks for Mosinzhproekt GC and the construction industry of the city: creating conditions for the growth and development of employees, introducing a practice-oriented approach in training, and promoting building trades”, said the head of the engineering holding.

He specified that during the practical assignments, experts will assess the participants’ professional knowledge and skills, their observance of health and safety rules, as well as the quality of the work done. It is these criteria that are considered key to the holding’s production activities.

According to Grigory Mazitov, Deputy General Director for HR Policy of Mosinzhproekt JSC, employees of eight construction companies are taking part in the competitions: subsidiaries of the Group MIPSTROY 1, Organizator LLC, URST JSC, as well as leading contractors – SST-M LLC, Mosmetrostroy JSC, IBT LLC, GC EKS JSC, and ENGEOCOM Association JSC.

“We see the need for systematic implementation of this initiative, additional support in the current realities of the working and engineering professions. The unified championship under the auspices of Mosinzhproekt, a participant in the capital’s key urban planning programmes, is recognition of the importance of workers’ skills on the part of the Moscow Complex of Urban Planning Policy and Construction. The development of professional competencies, exchange of experience, and replication of the country’s best practices are the most important tasks that we will conduct jointly with our partners and colleagues from the Moscow City Government”, emphasised Grigory Mazitov.

As noted by Vladimir Dorovskiy, Deputy General Director for Quality, Safety and Health Protection, Industrial Safety, and Environmental Protection of Mosinzhproekt JSC, the Cup is being held for the first time and is aimed at using best practices in modern cast-in-situ construction.

“We plan to hold this kind of championship every year so that people can accumulate and implement the experience they have gained on construction sites. It is important for us to achieve high quality in our work, which depends on qualifications. By taking part in our championships, specialists can express themselves fully”, said Vladimir Dorovskiy.

The competitions take place over four days at the Skills Academy 26 Cadre vocational training centre, with experts conducting a health and safety briefing before each practical task and working in protective clothing and using the required personal protective equipment. At the end, award cups will be awarded to the three winning teams.