At the meeting of the Bureau of the Board of the RSPP discussed cooperation with the Ministry of Construction of Russia


On December 9, 2020 in online format was  the meeting of the Bureau of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs .

The President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Shokhin, announced proposals on key areas of cooperation between the RSPP and the Ministry of Construction of Russia.

"The Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation makes appropriate changes to the documents so that the repetition of requirements in special technical conditions automatically triggers simplified changes to the set of rules. This will allow you to remove repetitive special technical conditions, while preserving the necessary tool, but at the same time avoid losing time and money. Of course, at the same time, we must tighten the requirements for the STU developers themselves," said Irek Fayzullin.

He clarified that any change in the rulebook takes more than a year. Obviously, it is not easy to quickly respond to changes in legislation, correct technical errors, and even more so to incorporate recurring joint ventures. The Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation is preparing a mechanism under which in such cases it is possible to make changes in a shorter period (1-2 months).

Irek Fayzullin said that in the summer of this year, the technical requirements (compliance with the requirements of the Federal Law "Technical Regulations on the Safety of buildings structures" is mandatory) were fixed in the List-1521, which was approved on December 26, 2014. Over the past 5 years, the List-1521 has not been significantly adjusted.

"The Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation has organized systematic work on updating regulatory and technical documents. In 2019, 88 new regulatory and technical documents were updated and 42 new ones were adopted, and 119 research papers were made. The priority is to introduce new materials and technologies and limit the use of outdated ones, taking into account changes in environmental regulations, including climate, seismic conditions, using international experience. These measures allow us to maintain and improve the competitiveness of the Russian system of technical standardization in comparison with the competing standardization systems of the European Union, China, the United States, and Japan, which directly affects not only the domestic market, but also the development of exports of construction services," said Irek Fayzullin.

According to him, if the current version of the List-1521 contained about 10,000 mandatory requirements, then in the Government resolution 985 (List-985) there are less than 7000 of them, which is 30% less, for a number of projects, it will reduce the construction time by 2-3 months and will reduce the number of STU being developed.

"In 2020, the Ministry of Construction of Russia actively worked with developers, state-owned companies and interested federal executive authorities. The mandatory and voluntary requirements of at least 30 sets of rules of the Ministry of Construction of Russia have been worked out, which, obviously, will significantly increase their relevance and significance for all industry players, " the minister said.

Concluding his speech, Irek Fayzullin noted that the Ministry of Construction is set to actively work with the professional community, including the RSPP. He also proposed to re-certify engineering projects with the participation of the RSPP, to conclude an agreement on cooperation with the union. Irek Fayzullin stressed the importance of moving from the phase of framework agreements to solving operational tasks and working on details.

The President of RSPP Alexander Shokhin noted that work on the Roadmap is a more effective way than signing agreements, it is necessary that the proposals are practice-oriented.

Leonid Kazinets, Co-Chairman of the RSPP Commission on Construction and Housing Policy, Chairman of the Management Board of Barkley Corporation, presented a detailed analysis of the current situation in the housing market.

Among the negative events of the year for developers, he called a decrease in real disposable incomes of citizens, an increase in the cost of construction materials and equipment, restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, rising real estate prices in most regions, and more.

Leonid Kazinets separately focused on the problem of washing out offers of new buildings. The market reaction to this trend is obviously negative, and preferential mortgages are only 10% responsible for the rise in prices for new buildings.

"The price increase will continue until the market is saturated with offers for new buildings," Leonid Kazinets said.

Among the reasons for the decline in the pace of commissioning of new projects, he called the ban on partial disclosure of escrow accounts before the completion of construction, the shortage of land plots, high requirements for the share of the developer's own funds in the project.

Among the main problems of developers, Leonid Kazinets also identified the high cost of connecting to networks, the frequency of changes in the rules of work, the increase in prices for building materials, and more.

Alexander Dyukov, Co-Chairman of the RSPP Commission on the Oil and Gas Industry, CEO of Gazprom Neft, spoke about the possibilities of improving the regulatory and legal regulation of the construction sector in the light of the activities of Glavexpertiza. He touched upon the issues of optimizing the composition of project documentation, restructuring the approach to security. Alexander Dyukov stressed the importance of providing the possibility of parallel examination in order to reduce its time, the introduction of services for the formation of a package of project documentation.

First Deputy Chairman of RSPP Committee for technical regulation, standardization and conformity assessment the President of the Council for technical regulation and standardization under Minpromtorg of Russia, Andrey Lotsmanov reported on the implementation of the plan of cooperation between RSPP and the Ministry of construction to establish a regulatory framework for technical regulation in construction. He stressed that on the basis of the RSPP Committee on Technical Regulation, a working group on technical regulation in construction was created, which included representatives of large companies, including PhosAgro, Gazprom Neft and others.

Andrey Lotsmanov proposed to continue the joint work of the RSPP with the Ministry of Construction in the field of technical regulation and to create a Co-council for Standardization in Construction.

The Bureau also discussed the Road map for the implementation of the proposals of the XXIX (XIV) Congress of the RSPP, taking into account the results of the Russian Business Weeks-2020; the activities of the RSPP committees and commissions in 2020; the plan for the preparation and holding of events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the RSPP; the project for the digitalization of the RSPP activities, and other issues.




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