The article presents data on work of Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) with entrants and professionals. We make the study of international cooperation in Summer and Winter polytechnic schools. We explore the areas of interaction with enrollees: preparatory courses and "Academy of building". We conduct the comparison of the ICE with other universities in the Northwestern Federal District in admission to training bachelor and master degrees in Construction area in 2014-2016 years. In addition, the task was to show the information about International Polytechnic schools. We examine the programs of courses of retraining and improvement of qualification for employees. The study shows the major reasons of popularity of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University in the Construction area.