On February, 27, 2013 the Prime-Minister of Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev signed a Decree on awarding prizes of the Russian Federation government in the field of science and technique.
Among the laureates there are three Kazan representatives. They are Anatoliy Livada – general manager of ZAO “Fon”, Ravil Rakhimov – head of the department at Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering and KFU representative Almir Salakhov – Candidate of Science in Engineering at the Department of Solid State Physics of the Institute of Physics. Director of Volzhsko-Kamskiy branch of “Budnikov All-Union Research Institute of Engineering Materials and Constructions”.
Award was given to a group of scientists (Ashmarin G.D., (supervisor), Bessonov I.V., Gerashenko B.N., Ponomarev O.I., Kozlov V.V., Livada A.N., Rakhimov R.Z., Roife V.S., Salakhov A.M.). They were recognized for the work devoted to vital problem of mass construction with application of energy effective ceramic materials of low density and thermal conductance, increased strength, frost resistance and longevity. Work authors got 34 patents, published more than 100 research works. These performed works led to active development of large-sized porous and hollow stones on various Russian factories, in 2010 were produced more than 1.5 billion of bricks of such materials. New enterprises with general capacity of 230 mln of bricks a year were constructed in Tatarstan. Prominent economic effect was achieved and only in Tatarstan according to results of 2011 it was more than 850 mln rubles. This allowed to increase construction capacity, to improve working conditions and to create new working places.