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.
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.
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.”