Digitalization against coronavirus


High readiness of the capital for electronic circulation of documents minimized losses in the construction industry

In recent years, Moscow developers have perceived e-services as a convenient service that allows them to achieve transparency and high speed of execution of procedures in the preparation of documentation. And in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, electronic services have also become a necessary service. The city needed to contain the spread of the insidious infection, and the only right decision was to introduce a self-isolation regime. But tough restrictive measures had almost no effect on the construction industry: specialists were able to engage in professional activities remotely, practically without interrupting the work process.

You can connect to engineering networks with a few clicks on the Internet

Plans for the commissioning of real estate for 2020 will not be revised – the capital of Russia does not change its ambitious goals and has already caught up with the pace of construction. Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Planning Policy and Construction Andrei Bochkarev said that 8.5 million square meters would be commissioned in the city. m of new real estate. During the period of restrictive measures, there were no bankruptcies of developers or failures of infrastructure programs – the construction of social facilities went on without stopping.

Developers, in turn, note the convenience of electronic services, thanks to which it was possible to conduct most of the business processes online, without interrupting projects.

“Now almost all services, from the Urban Planning Plan of a Land Plot (GPZU) to the permit for cadastral registration, can be obtained in electronic format through the portal,” says Lyubov Tsvetkova, Chairman of the Board of the Moscow Investors Association. – Much is decided at the level of interdepartmental interaction, that is, various departments exchange data without the participation of the applicant. We can safely say that the infrastructure of the capital’s Stroykompleks was completely ready to work online.

Recall that today, through the Internet, you can issue a permit for the construction and commissioning of an object, submit a notice of the beginning and end of the construction of individual residential buildings. In electronic form, developers have access to services for the design of technological connection of objects to the networks of electricity, heat, gas, water supply and sewerage.

Rosreestr is ready to provide all real estate registration services in the online format. The following operations are available: obtaining information from the Unified State Register of Real Estate (USRN); filing an application for state cadastral registration and registration of rights to real estate objects; obtaining reference information about the property; electronic appeal on issues related to the activities of the Cadastral Chamber in Moscow. But telecommuting would not be completely telecommuting if developers could not use an electronic digital signature – they use it.

Note that the developers were not left without information support. Of course, during the period of the restrictive measures, it was necessary to abandon face-to-face meetings and training events. But the Unified Contact Center of the Moscow Stroycomplex is continuously in touch with the developers. Operators accepted and are accepting applications from citizens related to the specifics of the industry. The National Association of Builders (NOSTROY) has also established a situation center. Experts help to clarify legislative nuances and work out the best solution in a difficult situation.

Remote consultations, as market participants were convinced, are also useful in a “peaceful” life. “The time of the pandemic has shown the effectiveness of video communication. For some services, the role of preliminary consultations with experts is important, this saves the developer’s time, reduces the risk of suspension or refusal of the service, ”believes Lyubov Tsvetkova.

Remote collaboration brings professionals closer

Economists admit that construction is the driver of the capital’s economy – up to 1.5 million people work in it and in related industries, and the implementation of projects brings a sixth of the gross regional product of Moscow. It is logical that the Moscow government tried to help the builders to the maximum, taking important measures in their support.

So, the validity period of permits, the end of which falls on the period from April 7, 2020 to January 1, 2021, is automatically extended by one year. The same conditions are provided for urban planning plans of land plots, which are used when obtaining building permits, project expertise and for land planning projects. From 5 to 6 years, the validity period of qualification certificates for the right to prepare conclusions for the examination of project documentation and (or) examination of the results of engineering surveys is extended.

Until January 1, 2021, certification of individuals is possible in remote mode; re-certification of individuals for the right to prepare conclusions for the examination of project documentation, examination of the results of engineering surveys; issuance of qualification certificates confirming the right to carry out professional activities.

The head of the Department of Urban Development Policy of the capital, Sergei Levkin, emphasizes: the administrative barriers that once poisoned the lives of developers will soon become a thing of the past, and the system of processing urban planning documentation will continue to be simplified.

– The positive effect of the transformations that have been introduced in recent years is noted by the developers themselves, as evidenced by the growing interest in urban planning projects in the city. The work on improving the system will continue, and first of all it will concern digitalization and the introduction of modern information systems, says the head of the department.

Source: “Moskovskiy Komsomolets