BRE Academy expands its network in Russia with new MGSU licence agreement

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BRE Academy – the world’s leading provider of built environment training and education – has announced a new licence agreement, which will strengthen its presence in Russia and expand its 42-country reach.

The licence grants Russia’s largest civil engineering institute, the MGSU, the right to incorporate BREEAM AG (Approved Graduate) into its courses from 2019.

The agreement is part of a major skills initiative and several programmes which have been launched by the Academy’s Director, Pauline Traetto, supporting the BREEAM International Scheme and in partnership with the MGSU and UK based Planet 2030 Ltd, who will offer localised BREEAM Assessor training courses from April.

BREEAM AG is a programme which has been designed to provide students with a practical guide to sustainability and the technical aspects of BREEAM and its application to master planning and new construction in the UK and internationally.

Pauline Traetto said; “We are proud to announce the signing of this new licence agreement with the MGSU. It’s a key part of several measures that are being implemented to penetrate the market. We have launched our online ‘Introduction to BREEAM’ course in Russian, which has seen immediate take-up by local professionals.

As one of the world’s largest construction markets, skills for sustainability, BIM and similar disciplines in Russia are in demand. The BRE Academy’s offering, including its online learning platform, is well positioned for growth markets like Russia, where students can be based across eight time zones.

“We are delighted to be launching multiple courses and consider the timing to be right,” said Guy Eames, who founded the RuGBC, an industry association which pioneers green building in Russia. “The online courses are the fastest way to upskill and enter this growing Sustainable Skills market.”

“Green Building and the digitalisation of the construction industry are priority areas for us – knowledge sharing with the UK’s leading research, standardisation and training Academy ensures that the MGSU is armed with the latest knowledge for our students”, added Valery Telichenko, President of MGSU.


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