Department of Architecture and Urban Construction

Architecture and Urban Construction Department was founded in October 1938 as Architecture Department. In 1961 it was renamed to Architecture of Civil and Industrial Buildings Department. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Olexandr Mogylat became the first head of the Department. Since 2006 Department is named as an Architecture and Urban Construction Department. Doctor of Technical Sciences, laureate of State prize of Ukraine in science and engineering in 2012, Professor Olexandr Semko is being a head of the Department since 2007.

The department teaches the following main courses: city planning, architectural and construction composition of buildings and structures, reconstruction and technical exploitation of buildings and structures, bases of building thermophysics, acoustics and lightology for students of the building and architecture faculties.

The Department of Architecture and Urban Construction conducts research on the following scientific areas:

  1. «Reliability of Complex Designs. Reconstruction and Risks»
  2. «Research in the field of rational design and operating conditions of building structures, buildings and structures under the influence of natural and climatic factors»

Innovation of technical developments is protected by patents and author's certificates for inventions. The results of research are considered at scientific and technical conferences and symposiums of each year. The results of research are used in the educational process in course and graduation design, as well as in the execution of contract works on the orders of individuals and legal entities.

The results of scientific research of the department staff are presented in the scientific articles of domestic journals and journals of international scientific and technical conferences, used in the development of state normative documents.

 

Employees of the Department of Architecture and Urban Construction

The Architecture Department was founded in October 1938. Later it was separated from the Department of Agricultural Engineering and became profiling in graduate projection. First head of the Department was Associate Professor Anatoliy Lipiavkin.

In 1938 Department was headed by Professor Mikhaylo Zatsepin.

In 1947 Associate Professor Mikhaylo Anischenko became the head of the Architecture Department. In 1950 Department was leaded by the Candidate of Architectural Sciences Associate Professor Ivan Burlakov. In 1961 the Architecture Department was renamed as the Department of Architecture of Civil and Industrial Buildings. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Olexandr Mogylat (on the photo) became the head of Department.

In 1966 Department started graduating students on speciality «1201 - Architecture».

In 1973 Department of Architectural Design was separated from Department of Architecture of Civil and Industrial Building.

In 1995 due to the opening of the speciality «Urban construction and municipal services», Department was named as Architecture of Buildings and Urban Planning Department.

In 2004-2006 Associate Professor Valeriy Cherniavskiy, PhD was an acting head of Department.

Since 2006 Department is named as Architecture and Urban Construction Department.

In 2006-2007 Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Stanislav Rogoviy headed the Department.

Since 2007, Doctor of Technical Sciences, member of Ukrainian Building Academy, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology, Professor Olexandr Semko is the head of the Department.

Professor Olexandr Semko

Doctor of Technical Sciences (DSc) on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Professor, head of the Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Head of Department since 2007. Professor teaches courses on "Technical Operation of Buildings and Structures", "Technical Operation of Industrial Buildings and Structures", "Modern Trends in the Formation of New Types of Functional and Spatial Solutions for Civil and Industrial Buildings", "Modern Trends in the Formation of New Types of Buildings and Structures, Including Spatial Structures of Buildings".

Tutor of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Professor Semko is an author of more than 300 scientific articles, including manual “Composite steel and reinforced concrete structures”, 5 monographs, 4 normative documents, 15 inventor's certificates.

Sphere of scientific interests: study of the reliability of complex structures with consideration and ensuring the joint operation of bearing and enclosing elements; research of the reliability of structures that are formed during the reinforcement and reconstruction of buildings and structures, examination of insurance risks in the design, construction, reconstruction and reinforcement of buildings and structures.

Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.

For 35 years of production, scientific and pedagogical activity O.V. Semko solved a number of scientific and practical problems of probabilistic calculations of existing and projected building constructions. Professor developed, designed and implemented a number of new types of steel reinforced concrete monolithic structures.

Professor Semko is a member of Specialized Academic Councils D.44.052.02 (on specialities 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and structures” and 05.23.02 “Foundation bases and foundations”), head of Scientific Seminar under Academic Council D.44.052.02.

Viktor Rudenko

Candidate of Architectural Sciences (PhD) on speciality 18.00.02 “Architecture of buildings and structures”, Docent, laureate of National Economy’s Achievements of USSR exhibition (silver medal for development of modular method for coal-cleaning plants), Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 1977. Lectures courses "Engineering-building basics of building design", "Structures of buildings, including architectural constructions of multi-storey and industrial buildings", "Garden-park construction", "Modern spatial structures", "Exploitation and maintenance of urban territories".

Tutor of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Associate Professor Rudenko has published more than 20 scientific works.

Sphere of scientific interest: method of adaptive type civil and industrial objects formation.

Tetyana Galinska

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Docent, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 1992. Lectures courses “Civil engineering physics (light engineering)”, " Urban Planning and Transport ", "Urban Transport". Tutor of undergraduate students. Docent Galinska is author of more than 30 scientific works.

Sphere of scientific interest: architectural and constructional solutions of nature lighting systems of buildings and its role in microclimate of premise.

Olena Filonenko

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Docent, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 2002. Lectures courses "Architecture of buildings and structures", "Construction physics", "Research in the field of thermophysics, acoustics, lightology". Tutor of undergraduate students. Doctor of Philosophy Filonenko has published more than 20 scientific and 12 educational-methodological papers.

Sphere of scientific interest: innovative methods for buildings’ heat loss reduction, development of modern heat insulation and finishing materials base, new construction technologies for building and structures etc.

Oleg Yurin

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 1978. Lectures courses "Urban Planning and Transport", "Urbanistics", "Building Physics", "Computer Technologies in the Design of Buildings and Structures", "Computer Technologies in Designing and Researching"

Oleg Yurin is author of 35 scientific papers, 2 tutorials, inventor's certificate and some learner’s guides.

Sphere of scientific interest: heat insulation and humidity conditions of enclosure structures of refrigerator buildings.

Alina Zygun

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.20 “Urban development and land-use planning”, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 2007. Lectures courses “Urban areas operation and upkeep”, “Urban areas upkeep”, “Urban streets and roads”, “Urban transport”, “Town planning and beautification”. Doctor Zygun has published 10 scientific papers.

Sphere of scientific interest: urban areas operation, formation of city-wide solid waste handling system.

Nataliia Mahas

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 2009. Lectures courses “Architecture of buildings and structures”, “Retaining Urban Development", "Urban Streets and Roads". Tutor of undergraduate students. Magas has published 15 scientific papers

Sphere of scientific interest: investigation into composite steel and reinforced concrete structures with external plate-type reinforcement.

Yurii Avramenko

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 2011. Lectures courses “Architecture of buildings and structures”, “Urban Planning and Transport”, “Basis of computer-aided design”, “Reconstruction of urban development”. Tutor of undergraduate students. Doctor Avramenko has published more than 20 scientific papers.

Sphere of scientific interest: investigation into local stability of steel elements of composite steel and reinforced concrete structures, design of buildings and structures made of light steel cold-formed profiles.

Maryna Leshchenko

Doctor of Philosophy on speciality 05.23.01 “Building structures, buildings and constructions”, Head of the Laboratory of Building Physics of Architecture and Urban Construction Department

Works in Department since 2009. Leshchenko has published 20 scientific papers

Sphere of scientific interest: thermal reliability of enclosing structures.

 

Olesya Rozdabara

Senior Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Construction Department, postgraduate student

Works in Department since 2015.

Architecture and Urban Construction Department graduates students on the specialty 192 “Construction and civil engineering” on following specialties:

«Industrial and civil engineering»

Students of this speciality acquire skills for designing, building and exploitation of buildings and structures, assessment of technical states, development of overhaul and reconstruction measures. Students learn to use normative literature, determine the technical state of buildings and constructions, calculate and design new constructions and those, which are reinforced, perform drawings in compliance with operating normative specifications.

Specialists can work as a design engineers in design organizations, a foremen or construction superintendents on building sites, as well as a customer’s representative.

«Urban construction and municipal services»

Students on this speciality get skills in the rational planning of new reconstruction of existing city estates, in reconstruction of buildings and constructions in compliance with operating housing development specifications.

Specialists can work on positions of design engineer in development organizations, as foremen or construction superintendents.

Training of highly skilled specialists in engineering goes in the following educational levels:

Bachelor of Science, (BSc) (qualification: bachelor of building) – educational level of professional, which got general technical background, fundamental and professionally-oriented knowledge and skills on own speciality (basic higher education) on the basis of complete general secondary education, and which is able to solve typical professional tasks, that are specified for proper positions in certain sector of the national economy.

Terms of studying – 4 years.

Main places of employment: First of all, bachelor is prepared for receiving a complete higher education in civil engineering. These professionals may hold a position of lower technical and engineering employees and work under the direction of civil engineer, or, case of field experience, work independently on enterprises and construction organizations of different pattern of ownership as a foreman or superintendent.

Master of Science (MSc) (qualification: master of civil engineering) – educational level of professional, which got deep special skills and knowledge of innovative type on the basis of bachelor or specialist level, has certain experience of it’s using for solving the complex professional tasks in the certain sector of the national economy. Educationally-professional program for training a holder of master’s degree includes advanced fundamental, humanitarian, socio-economic, psychologically-pedagogical, special, scientific and practical grounding.

Terms of studying – 1,5 (2) years after the receiving an educational level of bachelor or specialist.

Main places of employment: holder of master’s degree has a background oriented mostly on research efforts and teaching work, but also can execute all of the functions of specialist. This professional has an advantage in scientist’s and lecturer’s vacancies competitions.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – the educational and scientific level of a specialist, who, on the basis of master's qualification, gained in-depth knowledge of innovative character, has experience in applying them to solve scientific problems in a particular field. The indicated educational and scientific program of preparation of the doctor of philosophy includes in-depth basic, humanitarian, socio-economic, psychological and pedagogical, special and scientific-practical preparation and performance of the dissertation work on specialties of specialty 192 "Construction and civil engineering" - building constructions, buildings and constructions, including building physics, and urban planning.

Terms of studying – 4 years after the receiving an educational level of Master of Science

Department personnel’s research activity is concentrated mostly in the following directions

"Reliability of complex construction. Reconstruction and risks” (research director – Professor O.Semko, ScD) (керівник наукової школи – д.т.н., професор Семко Олександр Володимирович).

Speciality 05.23.01 - "Building structures, buildings and structures"

Investigated the probabilistic aspects of bearing capacity of complex constructions with combination of enclosure and load-bearing properties of steel and reinforced concrete structures and different types of their integration. Six new types of complex structural elements of industrial and civil buildings’ skeleton are developed with application of precast and cast-in-situ reinforced concrete and load-bearing domes. Methods of ensuring of joint action and anchorage of reinforced concrete are analyzed.

Competitiveness is confirmed by applicated in manufacturing 18 frameworks. Authors received 10 patents for invention and useful model patents on the subject of study.

Research is dealing with the problems of:

  • study on reliability of complex constructions when ensuring and taking into consideration joint action of load-bearing and enclosure elements;
  • research on constructions formed hereupon reinforcement and reconstruction of buildings and structures reliability;
  • examination of insurance risks under designing, building, reconstruction and reinforcement of buildings and structures.

The goal of research is the reliability enhancement and materials consumption decrease of building structures, optimization of structural solutions of buildings’ frames.

As a result of the recent research steel and composite building frames has been developed, which enable to accelerate the construction works and decrease the building value.

At the present time research activities on the problems of joints and bonding techniques in composite steel and reinforced concrete structures are in progress.

The developments are introduced on many objects in Ukraine and Russian Federation.

The results of research are included into the lecture materials on courses “Composite steel and reinforced concrete structures”, “Technical maintenance”, “Metallic constructions” and are used in course and graduation projecting.

Results of our work have been reported on international conferences in Odessa, Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, Kryviy Rig, Makyivka, Kharkiv etc. Also, the research results are represented in normative documents SBN V.2.6-98:2009 “Constructions of buildings and structures. Concrete and reinforced concrete structures. General rules” and SBN V.2.6 -160:2010 “Constructions of buildings and structures. Composite steel and reinforced concrete structures. General rules”.

Scientific efforts are held now by 1 Doctor of Technical Sciences, 10 Doctors of Philosophy, 4 postgraduate students and up to 10 students.

In the issue of research, 14 PhD theses have been defended; more than 260 scientific papers have been published. Authors received 20 inventor's certificates and patents.

“Research into rational design and running conditions of building structures, buildings and structures under the influence of environmental and climatic factors”.

Speciality 05.23.01 - "Building structures, buildings and structures"

The results of research are constantly published in professional national and foreign scientific journals, which are reflected in normative documents.

The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department developed a package of documents and recommendations for the thermo-modernization of the buildings of the university to obtain a loan from the European Investment Bank.

Filonenko conducted energy audits using the infra-red method of educational buildings and dormitories at the university and participated in the working committees with the development of reports and recommendations on insulation, energy data of the university buildings.

Research is dealing with the following problems:

  • insolation, nature lighting and traffic noise influence on space-and-planning and structural solutions of dwelling houses. The goal of research is to decrease specific building and maintenance value at the cost of rational use of urban areas by force of scientific research for further improvement of construction standards in urban development with the study of problems of insolation influence on temperature-wind conditions in local dwelling zones of different space-and-planning structure, as well as insolation, nature lighting and noise effect on habitation density subject to perfection level of space-and-planning solutions of buildings and other factors;
  • industrial refrigerators’ floors and envelopes development with predictable operating properties. Development of engineering systems, which include envelope structures of refrigerators, bleeding of moisture from heat insulation for the purpose of ensuring the normative temperature-humidity conditions in food-storage compartments;
  • energy-saving structural solutions of building envelopes. Improvement of energy-conserving structural solutions of laminated building envelopes on the ground of theoretical, experimental and field surveys on their operating properties. Procurement of their manufacturing application.
  • structural optimization of operating properties of facade systems of buildings. Investigation into thermal protection properties of envelopes under their thermal modernization using facade systems;
  • temperature-humidity conditions of envelopes under thermal modernization of housing;

Most valuable results of this work have been implemented into State Building Norms and State Standards of Ukraine.

Architecture and Urban Construction Department is working with the staff of foreign institutions at the level of "professor-professor" with A.Ya. Naychuk, ScD (Republic of Belarus) and with Frantishek Kurilla from Vysoka skola medzinarodneho podnikania ISM Slovakia v Presove. The department plans to continue cooperation and to establish new contacts with Bialystok Polytechnic University, Lybek University of Applied Sciences.

Continuing the implementation of the Government program of cooperation with the PRC, the university leadership agreed to hold an internship for PoltNTU masters at a Chinese university for a term of up to 6 months. The government program, funded by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, made it possible for students - graduates of the department Ladesova A.P., Kondratenko M.S., Ostapov I.S. studied at the Master of Science of the Lanzhou Transport University, to improve their knowledge in mastering a foreign language. They got new useful knowledge. Students, along with their leaders, published articles in a foreign language while studying in the People's Republic of China. Ladesova A.P. and Kondratenko M.S. are continuing their studies at the Magistracy of the Lanzhou Transport University. The department promotes in-depth study of building constructions by these undergraduates.

In December 2016 Semko O.V. had a working trip to Lübeck (Germany) for the program "PraxisPartner Historische Stadt (Partnership in the Historical City of the City)" DAAD, organization partner - Fachhochschule Lübeck (http://ua.ukraine-bauen.de/).

The program helps to adapt the "Model" of the city of Lübeck to the situation in Ukraine, covering the various stages of the construction process, from the global development of the city to the use of building components, from the development of plans to engaging in citizen support.

During the internship, the teachers got acquainted with construction specialist laboratories and the educational environment for creative (architectural) specialties at the Technical University of Hamburg (https://www.tuhh.de/tuhh/startseite.html) and studied building and engineering laboratories in more detail at the University of Applied Sciences of Lübeck, their equipment, research areas and organization of work.

The department invites future entrants to participate in the work of the Small Academy of Sciences in the technical sciences section. Teachers of the department invite entrants for consultations and further training.

The department provides scientific support from students from the schoolchild to the doctor of technical sciences.

The department invites to study postgraduate studies (with a scholarship) in specialty 192 "Construction and civil engineering" in the areas of scientific work of the department.

Architecture and Urban Construction Department

National University «Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic»

24 Pershotravnevyi ave, 36011, Poltava, Ukraine

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