1911 graduated St. Petersburg Institute of Transport Engineers. 1911 attended Charlottenburg Technology High School, Berlin.
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.