Changes to the list of voluntary standards for buildings and constructions

On May 6, 2021, on the website of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology, information about the approval of the new list of documents in the field of standardization was published. These documents of voluntary application ensure compliance with the Federal Law of December 30, 2009 No. "Technical Regulations for the Safety of Buildings and Constructions".

New documents for voluntary application

The updated list includes new national standards, sets of rules (including those entered into force ahead of schedule in accordance with Government Order No. 887-r of April 6, 2021). The new documents include:

  • GOST R 59411-2021: certificate of compliance with the rules for the design and operation of industrial pipelines from fiberglass pipes. In force from June 2021.
  • SP 34.13330.2021: Set of rules concerning automobile roads. In force from August 10, 2021.
  • SP 499.1325800.2021: Set of rules concerning engineering design conditions for protection of territories, buildings and structures from karst-suffusion processes. In force from September 3, 2021).

Fire safety requirements

The first chapter in this list was "Codes of fire safety rules". This is important information because its presence allows for the unification of the requirements of the record databases of two national technical regulations: on the safety of buildings and constructions and on fire protection requirements. It is worth recalling here that on May 3, 2021, the draft law and amendments to the technical regulation on fire safety in the territory of the Russian Federation were registered in the Russian State Duma.

Procedure for applying voluntary standards

It is worth mentioning that according to the rules of the Russian legislation on technical regulations, the voluntary application of the norms and codes of the rules contained in the list is in itself a sufficient condition for meeting the requirements of the federal law "Technical Regulations on Safety of Buildings and Constructions". However, it should not be forgotten that these are voluntary standards. Russian legislation allows the use of other documents that do not contradict the technical regulations.