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Russia has a national association of manufacturers of building materials
28-05-2015, 08:10
The Minister of Construction and Housing, Mikhail Menn, on May 27th held a meeting to establish a Russian National Association of manufacturers of building materials, products, and structures.As Construction.ru was told by the press service of the ministry, Mikhail Menn reminded us that in Russia there are two national, and divergent, self-regulating organizations: those of construction and of design / surveying. At the end of 2014 a group of producers of building materials proposed the creation of their own public organization. "After a detailed study of this question, it was decided that we create a National Association of manufacturer of building materials, but not to include it in the system of self-regulation. Nevertheless, we will have a clear partner in the development of decisions on support and the further development of the building material industry. It is very important for us that this national association will express the consolidated position of the whole professional community and to protect the interests of all branches and not just of one company", the head of the Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing of the Russian Federation said. According to him, the ministry acknowledges that this national association will first of all take an active role in the technical regulation of its construction branch regarding production and the use of building materials, in the development of measures to support building materials for the industry, and in the preparation of changes in the regulatory base which is necessary for the development of the industry.  
Wind - The 1bn Power Station
28-05-2015, 07:02
On the coast of the Molochny estuary in the Zaporozhye region, work has begun on the construction of a wind farm with a capacity of 99 MW, to be launched before December 31st, 2016.As Construction.ru has reported via the press service of GP "Ukrenergo", the EuroCape New Energy Limited project has started construction in the Melitopol and Azov regions of the Zaporozhye area of this power station, which is the most powerful European wind power station. Its general power, with the application of vetro-agregate to the power of 3.3 MW, will be capable of generating 500 MW.Besides construction of the wind power station on the coast of the "Dairy estuary", "EuroCape New Energy Limited" will be engaged in laying an air-line of 330 kV to be connected to a power plant in the substation "Melitopol", of Dneprovsky ES, with a capacity of 330 kV. The ongoing projects of the company also include the reconstruction of the substation "Melitopol" and the "construction of facilities in the social sphere and of roads" of the infrastructure of a wind farm, to wit, "Ukrenergo". The cost of construction work at the Zaporozhye Wind Power Station is estimated at €750 million. The construction of an air-line, infrastructure, improvements and the reconstruction of the 330kV "Melitopol" substation will be about €250 million more. "EuroCape New Energy Limited" has received the first sum, but "Ukrenergo" will not report how much this is.  
New penalties for home repairs in Moscow
28-05-2015, 06:35
Deputies of the Moscow City Council approved today the introduction in the capital of "quiet time", when noisy refurbishment activity in apartment houses is forbidden. As reported in Construction.ru via the press service of the city parliament, such regulations will be in operation from 13.00 till 15.00 and from 19.00 till 9.00. Penalties for violations of the decree of silence will be from 1,000 to 2,000 rubles ($20 to $40); for officials, from 4,000 to 8,000 rubles ($80 to $160); and for legal workers, from 40,000 to 80,000 rubles ($800 to $1600). ‘Loud sounds’ connotes the carrying out of reorganization or re-planning of premises in apartment houses and other repair work. The right to allocate penalties has been given to the Moscow housing inspectorate.  
Let there be light in the entrance
27-05-2015, 08:48
From January 2016 in Moscow, construction will begin of standard new-style houses of 6 to 17 floors with the use at the entrance of translucent light designs.As Construction.ru reported via the press service of the Moscow City Architecture Committee, in particular, stained-glass windows are to be used, which are used only in the construction trade and business centers so far. Soon developers will be obliged to use them in houses. Besides this, entrances to houses and access to elevators will be equipped for handicapped citizens.  Houses will have flexible apartment planning and some options on the placement of balconies and windows and obligatory six-room apartments for large families. Planning on the first floors (where shops can be found) will also be looser. New types of houses will benefit from the coordination of the Moscow City Architecture Committee in September, 2015.  
Plant in Ukraine, in Karelia
27-05-2015, 08:03
The Governor of Karelia, Alexander Hudilaynen, held a working meeting on May 25th with the director of JSC Padana Chemical Compounds, Vadim Babyi, a company which is officially registered in the Ivano-Franskovsky area of Ukraine.As Construction.ru reported today via the republican press service, Vadim Babyi presented a construction project developed by Italian investors for Karelia of enterprises for the production and processing of polymeric compositions. These could have a very wide range of applications - from the production of automotive cable and window profiles to shoes. During the meeting, joint steps on implementation of the project and questions of the choice of land for the construction of new plants were discussed. The building of such environmentally friendly productions that have value to Karelia could begin this year.  The JSC Padana Chemical Compounds Company is registered in Ukraine in the Ivano-Frankovsk area in 1999 but has 100% Italian capital. It is one of the leaders in the production of polymeric compositions on the Ukrainian market.  
The Union bank of construction projects is opened in Moscow
27-05-2015, 07:52
As Construction.ru has been told by the press service of the Committee of the City of Moscow on ensuring the implementation of investment projects in construction, the target audience for the site are investors who want to sell a project or land plot and those who want to buy one or to become a co-investor. The portal is an interactive map of Moscow, on which special characters represent different projects that for various reasons can’t be realized in the current economic climate, complete with how developed they are (paper, unfinished construction, land plots with permission, etc.). Investors are ready to sell them or to attract co-investors. Available to access are the address, the rights for the land or object, their functional purpose, the area of a site, the area of an object (regarding the development plan for a land plot or site planning), the available encumbrances, and the subject of the transaction.  All information is checked before publication by specialists from Moskomstroyinvest. So far there are only 10 construction projects on the database.
The chief architect of the Moscow region
27-05-2015, 07:28
The members of the Union of Moscow Architects have appointed Mikhail Khaykin the chief architect of the Moscow region.As was told to Construction.ru by Glavarkhitektura's press service for the Moscow region, his full job title is, "The first deputy chief of the head department of architecture and town planning – the main architect of the Moscow region". Mikhail Khaykin had previously held the position of the first deputy to the chief. “Before that for more than 4 years was the chief architect and the First Deputy CEO of the JSC Institute of Town Planning. He worked in the main Moscow architectural management planning department". Now he will supervise questions of architectural and artistic concepts in the Moscow area.  
Stanley and the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending
27-05-2015, 06:41
The position of the deputy to the CEO of the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending on Finance will be held by Artem Fedorko, who used to work for the American company Morgan Stanley, a source in the Agency’s press service has reported to Construction.ru.  Fedorko will supervise financial statements, be responsible for finding financial resources in the Agency for mortgage loans, and oversee the securitization of mortgage assets and financial planning.At current he is the Executive Director of the operations branch for debt and currency markets at Morgan Stanley Bank.His duties include implementation of transactions with currency and tools with fixed profitability, management of the bank’s currency position, percentage risk, liquidity, analysis of the market in terms of operations, monitoring of the operations which are subject to obligatory control and coordination of the work of the management staff, according to the official site of Morgan Stanley.  
New DNA building
26-05-2015, 15:05
Kazan. Our own correspondent in the Volga federal district, Nikolay Astrakhantsev. In Kazan, at Gorky Park, a sports clinic in the form of a DNA spiral will be constructed. As the local press reported today, the clinic will be multi-storey. The building will be located on the site of an old clinic for infectious diseases, which was demolished long ago. At the moment, only the height of and the entrance to the building are still to be approved.
"Transstroy" has won a case for 2.1 billion rubles against the authorities of Moscow
26-05-2015, 14:04
The arbitration court of Moscow has refused the claim of the capital department of construction against the JSC Transstroy Corporation for 2.1 billion rubles regarding a penalty for violation of terms of the reconstruction of the Shchelkovskoye Highway. As was told to Construction.ru by the press service of the construction company, the judgment can be appealed within a month in the ninth arbitration appellate court, but the Moscow authorities are unlikely to do so. The main owner of "Transstroy" until December 2014 was the owner of "Basic Element", Oleg Deripaska, but now it is entrepreneur Egor Andreev. In late April, the construction department of the Court of Arbitration increased its requirements for "Transstroy" from 1.6 to 2.1 billion rubles - thus the plaintiff estimated the penalty for violating the terms of delivery of reconstruction of the Shchelkovo highway in Moscow. The state contract has a value of more than 9 billion rubles. It provides for the expansion of the highway to three or four lanes in each direction, the construction of 10 km of side lanes, the construction of a two-level traffic intersection with a 547 m long platform for the crossing of Shchelkovskoye Highway and Uralskaya Street, and also for the construction and reconstruction of five pedestrian crossings.
The brand new Zaradye Park is coming to Moscow
26-05-2015, 12:02
The brand new Zaradye Park is coming to Moscow the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, reported to journalists in the capital today. In particular, according to him, the dismantling of the remains of the Russia hotel has finished, the foundations for the underground garage have been poured and the basis for the construction of philharmonic hall has been prepared. The management of the park will soon start operating and its employees, together with builders, will participate in the solution to all technical questions. 300 people are working on this building, a considerable number for Moscow, and in a week this number will rise to 400, Marat Khusnullin, the deputy mayor of Moscow for questions of urban policy and construction, added. It is planned that work will finish on the creation of the foundation of the philharmonic hall at the beginning of 2016. The head of the department of culture of the city of Moscow, Alexander Kibovsky, specified that all restoration work on objects of cultural heritage are planned to be finished next year.
Russian-Chinese Silver Plant
26-05-2015, 11:00
The authorities of the Magadan region and the Southwest mining company (People's Republic of China) have signed an investment agreement on the construction - by China in 2015, for 400 million rubles - of mining and processing works on antimony and silver mines in Kolyma.
And the bridge should be…
26-05-2015, 09:59
As specified to Construction.ru by the press service of the Committee today, external networks, engineering systems, designs, rooms and sub-bridge spaces of the Bolshoy Ustyinsky Bridge over the Moscow River, located in the central administrative district, are in need of serious updating. The sub-bridge space is a 2-level built-in construction over the right-bank platform of the bridge built in 1936-1938 by the engineer V. M. Vakhurkin and the architect G. P. Golts. The project provides also for the repair of external protections and the construction of new openings for the gates, doors and windows. The finishing of the facades is similar to the existing facades - the improved cement plaster from a rustic surface on rectangles, with the preservation of color schemes. The area of building is 2,664.5 sq.m, the total structural volume 12,656 CBM, and the construction duration 9.5 months. Following the results of the state examination, the general decrease in estimated cost was 1.52 million rubles, ie 0.8%.
Azariy Lapidus is appointed new Vice-President of NASDE
26-05-2015, 09:07
The Chairman of the National Organization of Project Designers and the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering “Tehnology and Manufacturing Organization in Construction” department chair Azariy Lapidus has been appointed the new Vice-President of the National Association of Surveyors and Design Engineers (NASDE), it has been reported to Construction.ru by the NASDE press-service. In this position, Lapidus will work with three committees: one on professional training, headed by Alexander Ishin, one on engineering infrastructure, headed by Evgeniy Pupyrev, and one on technological design, headed by Igor Meshcherin. To remind you, in April Anvar Shamuzafarov and Pavel Klepikov were appointed NASDE Vice-Presidents.
Prime Minister report
25-05-2015, 07:04
Menn told Putin about how much management companies did not want to tell the truth about themselves. The Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Menn, at a meeting with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and members of the government of Russia reported on May 20th on the results of the first stage of the licensing of management companies  of apartment houses. Only 10,770 were licensed. This has weeded out about 13% of applicants, mainly due to the fact that they did not disclose information about their activities. Under their management were 50 thousand homes, about 2% of the multifamily housing stock in the country (2.5 million homes).Until the selection of new management companies, the municipal authorities will manage this stock. During the period from April 1st to May 15th, another 2,500 applications were filed, of which 1,090 have already received licenses.  
Russians like Turkish Real Estate
25-05-2015, 06:30
In the Alanya district of the province of Antalya in Turkey, Russian citizens have already bought 5,712 houses and apartments.The head of the district, Hassan Tanryseven, discussed this in an interview with the Anadolu agency. It is more than was bought by Norwegians – 5,616 - or Germans – 4,337 – and is about a quarter of the real estate sold last year to foreigners. A drop in the purchase of real estate by citizens of the Russian Federation, in connection with the economic problems in Russia, hasn’t yet been observed.  
A new and modern administration facility
22-05-2015, 12:00
As reported to Construction.ru by Moskomekspertiza's press service today, this department has agreed on the "Administrative Business Centre of Troitsk and Novomoskovsk Administrative Districts of the City of Moscow" project. The new object - a 7-floor building with underground parking - will be constructed in the settlement of Sosenskoye near the settlement of Communarka, 300 m from Kaluzhskoye Highway. The prefecture, administration, "One window" zone and other departments will operate out of it. The duration of the construction is 14 months. The estimated cost has been reduced due to the specification of the amount of work on the building and external engineering communications and a correction to the limited expenses. Following the results of a state examination, the general decrease in the estimated cost was 322.9 million rubles, ie 10%.
Which Moscow region towns have joined Greater Podolsk
22-05-2015, 12:00
The Moscow regional Duma has adopted a law on the unification of Podolsk, Klimovsk and the Podolsk municipal district into a new city district, Greater Podolsk.  As Construction.ru was told today by the regional parliamentary press-service, the urban settlement of Lvovsky and the rural settlements of Dubrovitskoye, Lagovskoye and Strelkovskoye will also be included. 38 out of 42 deputies voted for the adoption of the law on the creation of the new city district. The initiative came from local residents.  
What Moscow region towns have joined Big Podolsk
22-05-2015, 08:46
Moscow regionl Duma adopted a law on unification of Podolsk, Klimovsk and Podolsk municipal district into a new city district Big Podolsk As the Construction.RU was reported today by regional parliament press-service, the urban settlement of Lvovsky and rural settlements of Dubrovitskoye, Lagovskoye and Strelkovskoye also will be included there.  38 of 42 deputies voted for the adoption of the law on the creation of the new city district. The initiative belongs to local residents.  
What Sergei Sobyanin said on visiting “K2 Business-park” in new Moscow 30 thousand new working positions will be created in new Moscow this year
22-05-2015, 07:34
As our play-by-play correspondent Yury Kipin reports, while visiting the “K2 Business-park”, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that there is active construction going on in the territory of New Moscow. 80 thousand positions have been created there in three years - that is, the number has actually doubled. At the same time the number of residents in the new administrative areas has grown by a third. To remind you, the “K2 Business-park” is the first international A-class business centre on the territories now joined to the capital. Its phase I is a seven-storey building with a rental area of 18.5 thousand m2. In future, the total rented area will be 74 thousand m2.  Answering journalists’ questions, Sergei Sobyanin told them that the reconstruction of the section of the Kaluga highway from the 20th to the 49th km is planned to be completed in 2016. 29 km of new road, 3 bridges, 4 overhead crossings, and 4 tunnels will be built during phase I. The reconstruction will result in a modern city and a 1st class main road with 4-5 traffic lanes in each direction.   At the same time, the reconstruction of a junction on Profsoyuznaya Street and the MARR crossing is to be carried out, which will also be finished in 2016. Also, the Butovo - Vidnoye road and the Troitsk – Kiev highway link reconstruction will start in 2015, said Sergei Sobyanin.  As our play-by-play correspondent Yury Kipin reports, while visiting the “K2 Business-park”, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that there is active construction going on in the territory of New Moscow. 80 thousand positions have been created there in three years - that is, the number has actually doubled. At the same time the number of residents in the new administrative areas has grown by a third. To remind you, the “K2 Business-park” is the first international A-class business centre on the territories now joined to the capital. Its phase I is a seven-storey building with a rental area of 18.5 thousand m2. In future, the total rented area will be 74 thousand m2.  Answering journalists’ questions, Sergei Sobyanin told them that the reconstruction of the section of the Kaluga highway from the 20th to the 49th km is planned to be completed in 2016. 29 km of new road, 3 bridges, 4 overhead crossings, and 4 tunnels will be built during phase I. The reconstruction will result in a modern city and a 1st class main road with 4-5 traffic lanes in each direction.   At the same time, the reconstruction of a junction on Profsoyuznaya Street and the MARR crossing is to be carried out, which will also be finished in 2016. Also, the Butovo - Vidnoye road and the Troitsk – Kiev highway link reconstruction will start in 2015, said Sergei Sobyanin.   
What is to happen to 500 builders from problem subcontractors
21-05-2015, 14:00
About 500 employees of the subcontracted organizations working on the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome, organizations which have had problems with the law, will be employed by the Federal Agency for Special Construction.As Construction.ru reported today via the press service of the department, 100 employees from the "Pacific Bridge Construction Company" will also be employed. They have been entrusted to form a division of former employees of Pipe Metallurgic Company, 10 ITR Spetsstroy. As part of the division of the Federal Agency for Special Construction, they will have to finish the works assigned to this organization. About 200 people are already employed.The number of subcontracted organizations on the site of the cosmodrome has been considerably reduced. Multistage cooperation, which reached the fifth and sixth levels, has stopped. There is only a cooperative of subcontract organizations of the first and second levels left. In total, at the cosmodrome there now remain about 145 working organizations, down from the previous high of 500. The decision has been taken to register them in the territory of the Amur region. It allows for better control of financial streams. All payments are now to be transferred to the treasury for execution. Problems with nonpayment of salaries for builders involved in the cosmodrome are now almost solved, except for those on inter-rotational rest.  We will remind you that the builders, earlier driven to despair, asked the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, for help directly from the building site via a video hotline.  
From Saratov to Engels via a 40 billion bridge
21-05-2015, 13:00
Between Saratov and Engels there is to be built a bridge for 40 billion rubles, reports our special correspondent in the Volga federal district, Nikolay Astrakhantsev.The Minister of Transport and Road Construction of the area, Nikolay Churikov, told journalists about this today in Saratov. According to him, before work starts on a building site it is necessary to agree on some issues, such as the demolition of objects, allotment of land and other matters. The authorities are working on a model for partnership and site planning. The Russian Highways state corporation is also involved. The new bridge will for some time pay for the return of part of the investment. As investors, private companies, the local government and the Government of the Russian Federation will act as follows: Saratov and Engels will pay 5%, the investors 50%, and the rest will come from the federal budget.  
Such marvelous buildings are coming to Moscow!
21-05-2015, 12:00
Today at a meeting of the presidium of the government of Moscow, architectural and town-planning solutions to residential buildings were approved, the design and construction of which will be financed from the city budget, our special correspondent, Yury Kipin, reports from city hall.Speaking at the meeting, the chief architect of Moscow, Sergey Kuznetsov, reminded us that production and construction of standard houses in the city hasn't been modernized for more than 10 - 20 years. Many areas in Moscow look drab and monotonous. And, after all, the capital’s buildings can and should be comfortable and varied. New requirements to the appearance of houses, to their finishes and to the color schemes of their facades, are for this purpose to be developed, it was stated.Authorities carried out an assessment of the newly introduced standards, which will offer a chance to builders, and then buyers, to save money in a number of new ways. The changes will affect all new housing. The new standards will take effect from the beginning of 2016. City construction is currently served by 9 organisations. 6 of them have already modernized their equipment and 3 more are in the process of doing so. At the same time, there are a number of pilot platforms where the construction of new-format housing is already happening.The deputy mayor of Moscow for urban policy and construction, Marat Khusnullin, specified that, from September 1st of this year, non-upgraded housing projects won't be approved and that domestic materials will generally be used. New projects will be calculated on quarterly building. The first floors will be uninhabited. The height of ceilings in apartments will be raised to three meters. Regarding the facade of buildings, special constructive, decorative elements will be created. The city will become much more beautiful, but a square meter won't go up in price, Marat Khusnullin claimed.  
Giant plans of the Architect
21-05-2015, 09:02
The head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Administration of Krasnodar, Alexander Kuznetsov, has been appointment to the post of deputy minister of construction and architecture / chief architect of the Republic of Crimea. As reported to Construction.ru by the regional press service, at a meeting with the head of the republic, Sergey Aksenov, he was told that first of all he will be engaged in the creation of an institute for the strategic design of Crimea, the restoration of the architectural appearance of the peninsula, the preservation of green zones, the demolition of illegal objects etc.  Sergey Aksenov earlier decided to liquidate all building sites in green zones. In this regard, Alexander Kuznetsov has promised to prepare a scheme to create boundaries for green zones all over Crimea in order to prevent construction within them.
New large modern helicopter port.
21-05-2015, 08:10
In the Moscow region, at Reutov, the "helicopter ports of Russia" network and the NDV group plan to put into operation a large modern helicopter center this autumn. The head of the group, Alexander Khrustalyov, discussed this with journalists in Moscow. According to him, in 2015 the group intends to invest no less than 1.5 billion rubles in the further development of a helicopter network. Parts of the heliport network are already making a profit, in particular "Heliport-Istra" and "Heliport-Moscow".

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