Anna Merkulova comes from a long line of engineers, she is an expert in transport construction and author of more than hundred projects of complex engineering structures in Moscow agglomeration. She was directly involved in the implementation of the first Russian public-private partnership projects in road construction and the key “Big Moscow” urban programs.
In 2014, Anna Merkulova consolidated the oldest Moscow Design Institutes – Mosproekt-3, Mospromproekt and MNIITEP, into the largest engineering center in Russia. In the shortest possible time, she eliminated The Group of companies’ losses, adapted team competencies to new realities, diversified the Holding’s services and added new projects to The Group of companies’ portfolio. As an active participant of Russia’s Digital Economy national program, Anna Merkulova encourages the Holding engineers to introduce and implement BIM-technologies, making a significant contribution to industry-specific normative framework development.
Anna Merkulova was born on July 21, 1982, in the family of military and mining engineers. In 2004, graduated with honors from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering with a degree in Construction.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BEFORE THE GROUP OF COMPANIES MOSPROEKT-3
Anna Merkulova started her career in 2004 at the international construction holding company that specialized in the design of complex transport facilities. She made her professional way up from an engineer to a company vice president. Expanded company’s presence on the new market by taking a new direction – integrated design of automobile roads and interchanges.
During this period, she actively participated in public-private partnership projects implementation – Odintsovo Northern Bypass, Moscow-St. Petersburg Toll Road and Central Ring Road. Became an author of the first projects on the reconstruction of outbound routes and Moscow Ring Road stack interchanges. During the construction of the new main terminal of Vnukovo Airport, she offered unique engineering solutions and integrated airport station square into a transport system of Moscow agglomeration.
WORK IN THE GROUP OF COMPANIES MOSPROEKT-3
In 2012, was invited by Moscow authorities to chair Design Institute of Dwelling Houses and Public Buildings, Landscaping and Urban Design Mosproekt-3 State Unitary Enterprise. In 2014, successfully completed the task set by Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development to integrate separate Design Institutes into one holding company under the brand The Group of Companies Mosproekt-3. Formed an ambitious team of engineers to implement large-scale urban projects on megapolis decentralization, rapid development of Moscow agglomeration transport system and balanced territorial development in new urban growth areas.
The Holding’s companies got unique specialization:
- Mosproekt-3 – design and construction of infrastructure facilities
- Mospromproekt – underground space development, including metro construction
- MNIITEP – design of multi-level transport hubs and complex territory development.
Added new metro facilities projects to company’s portfolio, including MCC, Moscow Chord Ring, New Moscow transport network and Moscow housing stock renovation. The Holding led by Anna Merkulova also got its first federal project – the section of Western Europe–Western China International Road Corridor with difficult geological conditions.
In line with a global trend, is actively introducing information modelling methods. The Holding has been acknowledged several times by Autodesk, the world’s largest software developer, as BIM-leader in Russia. The Holding participate as a member of the interdepartmental working group on introducing information modelling technology within construction projects implementation in Moscow. Expert opinions further will become a base for the future normative framework for BIM-technology implementation throughout the country. In particular, under the leadership of Anna Merkulova, for the first time in Russia, metro project was designed using BIM.
Anna Merkulova was awarded a second-class Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” and a Medal “For Transport Facilities Construction”. Experts of the Tunnel Association of Russia recognized as “Engineer of the Year” in the field of metro construction.