Unraveling networks of underground


Information on underground facilities and technical conditions of connection to them will be included in GPZU.

Nowadays in order to prepare design documentation for a capital construction facility, you have to make a great deal of effort. One of the key problems faced by developers during projects implementation is connection to utility networks. In particular, there is a mandatory (provided the Construction Code of the Russian Federation) procedure for obtaining GPZU (development plan of a land plot), which is essential for development of project documentation and obtaining of a construction permit. These procedures take considerable time and require interaction with a large number of agencies.

As a result, while collecting information on pre-project stage companies incur significant timing, managerial and transportation expenses. In this regard, the Department of urban planning policy of Moscow in cooperation with the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Economic Development with the participation of major grid companies is preparing concept amendments to the city and land legislation in order to facilitate networks installation and connection to them.

Aiming at lowering administrative barriers and developer’s expenses the Construction complex decided to upgrade the development plan of a land plot (GPZU) with information on underground communications and facilities, as well as with the preliminary technical conditions of connection to them. This idea has already received approval from the federal departments and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. A pilot project on providing developers the option to request technical conditions for connecting to water supply and sewerage networks simultaneously with GPZU will be available before the end of April. These measures will surely help to reduce the expenses of developers on the pre-design stage and to speed up the start of design and construction works.

Moreover, in the near future it is planned to open the United Contact Center of the Moscow Construction Complex, where you will be able to get the current information on the order of passing through procedures related to construction and to obtain necessary advisement. Contact center is scheduled to launch in June, 2016.

Beyond that, the Personal Account of Developer, which is located on the portal of the Moscow Construction Complex, is being upgraded with a calculator of procedures. Depending on the type of a planned facility, as well as on town planning conditions and limitations of the site a developer will obtain information on the sequence of procedures, their cost, and the necessary documents.

Kazinets Leonid Executive chairman of the Barkli corporation, President of the National Association of Property Developers
As Stroitelnaya Gazeta has previously reported, the decision of the Moscow government on elimination the need for obtaining construction permits for certain types of engineering and technical networks came into force at the end of March. Revocation of this procedure will reduce terms of construction of engineering networks in Moscow and will help to speed up connection of capital construction facilities to utility networks.

Another field of work is facilitation of gathering information and basic data needed for designing. At present, the authorities are finishing the compilation of the Consolidated Plan of utility networks and underground facilities of Moscow. The Consolidated plan will be a source of information which will include an integrated data about the types and layout of existing and planned underground utilities and structures.

This requires conversion of the archive of the Moscow GeoFund (Moscow State Fund of engineering surveys) to electronic format and “digitization” of the results of geological engineering surveys. This measure will help to provide construction companies access to information on geological characteristics of land plots meant for construction. It is assumed that digitizing of archives will reduce the costs for companies to collect preliminary information necessary for preparation of project documentation, and it will improve design quality.

Sergey Levkin, the Head of the Moscow Department of urban policy:

“We have inherited a fairly high level of control over the quality and safety in construction from the regulation system developed in the Soviet era. This is confirmed by international experts.”

Stroitelnaya Gazeta