Nikolay STRELETSKY, USSR Engineering. Specialist in bridge building; Professor 1933, and Head, Chair of Steel Structures, Moscow Transport Engineering Institute; full member, USSR Academy, of Building and Architecture, since 1956; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1931; Director, State Construction Institute; Honoured Worker of Science and Technology Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1944.
Specialist in metal structures and bridge building, especially structure bearing strength and calculation theory for engineer structures. Established science principles for standardization of transport and industrial structures. 1915-1918 instructor, since 1918 Professor, and Head, Chair of Bridges, Moscow Higher Technology School.
1918-1930 organized experimental research on bridge structures. Designed Krasnokholmsky and Krymsky suspension bridges, bridge across the Volga at Saratov, and a bridge across the Sunguri River on the East-Chinese Railraod. 1927-1933 Head, Chair of Bridges, Higher Civil Engineering School.
1933-1936 Head, Chair of Bridges, Kuybyshev Military Engineering Academy. 1936 staff consultant, Steel Structures Design Office. 1947-1949 Deputy Chairman, Council on Science Construction Problems, USSR Academy of Building and Architecture.
1949-1953 Chairman, Commission on Construction Problems, USSR Academy of Science.