Department of the Technology of construction materials and products

Department of the «Technology of construction materials and products» was founded in 1972 through merger of two graduating departments «Reinforced concrete structures» and «Economics and organization of construction. ».

The founder and the first head of the department was a graduate of Moscow Construction-Engineering Institute, associate professor, c.t.s. A.M. Mamyrbekov, who made a great contribution to the development and establishment of the department. Over the years the department was headed by associate professors, c.t.s.: M.R. Momynov (1979 – 1982), A.B. Esirkepov (1983 – 1990), S.B. Battakov (1990 – 1997), professor, PhD, D.O. Baydzhanov (1997 – 2004). Since 2004 and up to date the head of Department is an associate professor, c.t.s. M.A. Rakhimov.

According to the results of the scientific researches of the department at various times totally 7 doctoral theses had been defended by: V.I. Soloviev (1994), A.T. Pimenov (1997), D.O. Baydzhanov (2003), V.E. Absimetov (2004), A. Shaykezhan (2005 ), and E.V. Tkach (2006 ).

The department graduates bachelors and masters with major in «Manufacturing of construction materials, products, and structures». The material and technical basis of the construction laboratory is constantly updated. Purchases of new modern equipment and development of the scientific-research activities in the department are performed every year.

Current Department staff consists of: associate professors with PhD degrees – D.O.Baydzhanov, A. Shaykezhan, E.V. Tkach; associate professors with c.t.s. degrees – M.A. Rakhimov, M.O.Imanov, A.Sh. Kalmagambetova, R.F. Serova; senior teachers – G.M.Rakhimova, G.A. Seydinova; teacher – A.O. Ikisheva; teacher assistants – N.B. Kassymov, M.K. Dadiyeva. Additionally key experts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, near and far abroad are invited for lecturing: professors V.E. Absimetov (Russia), V.I. Soloviev (Almaty city, Emeritus Professor of the KSTU); associate professors, c.t.s. O.A. Malyshev (Russia), etc.

Currently the Department works closely with the enterprises producing construction materials, products and structures. The main bases for practice and employment are 12 companies and organizations: “KERATEK” Ltd, “Karagandastroykonstruktsiya” Ltd, “Karagandinsky derevoobrabativayushiy kombinat” JSC (woodworking factory), “SpetsStroyAlyans” Ltd, “Nurkhan” Ltd, “Alga-stroy” Ltd, “Astana-Brick” Ltd, “Kaztransmetall” Ltd, “Sapa” Ltd, “AziyaStroyPlast” Ltd, “StroySpetsTehnika” Ltd, “Karagandazvetmet” Ltd.

Within the enterprise of the Corporative University “KERATEK” Ltd (factory manufacturing structural clay products) a branch of the department is arranged where students have all the types of practice in cooperation with the key enterprise specialists, there are performed some types of laboratory and practical work, and out of the University Department defence of graduation projects. Also there are provided internships for young teachers of the Department of TCMaP at this enterprise and training of factory employees through the professional development courses at the KSTU. The Department works closely in the fields of teaching methods and research work with the following organizations: Almaty «NIIstromproekt», Kazakh Head Academy of Architecture, and West-Kazakhstan Agrarian Technical University after Zhangirkhan, Rudnensky Industrial Institute, Pavlodar State University after S. Toraigyrov.

At the department there is work going on to broaden International cooperation with leading educational institutions of near and far abroad, such as the Moscow State Construction University, Penza State University of Architecture and Construction, Uralsk Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, and Belgorod University.