Improving the civil defense system

Lately, more and more attention has been paid to improving the system of civil defense including issues directly related to design and construction of facilities of any type. Thus, the Holos Ukrayiny issue No. 123  of 15.06.2022 officially published Law of Ukraine No. 2228-IX of 21.04.2022 “On amending some Ukrainian legislation on distributing the authorities between the central executive agency forming the state …

Instructions for surveying the buildings and structures damaged as a consequence of emergencies, hostilities, and terrorist attacks

Scientific Advisory Board of the Public Union “Interstate Consultants Engineers Guild” has adopted Instructions for surveying the buildings and structures damaged as a consequence of emergencies, hostilities, and terrorist attacks and recommends it to specialists carrying out inspections of buildings and structures and to clients when issuing orders for conducting such inspections. The Instructions define specialties of inspecting buildings, structures, …

Minregion clears up on emergency reconstruction and other priority works for recovery of facilities

After numerous inquiries about conducting the emergency reconstruction (emergency repair) work and other priority works for recovery of facilities (hereinafter – priority recovery works) in order to document the damages, eliminate the hostilities consequences and restore the infrastructure in municipalities during the martial law, the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine reports the following. Subject to the Procedure of …

Damage Assessment. Documents published in the Open Knowledge Repository of the World Bank

We recommend the documents published in the Open Knowledge Repository of the World Bank (worldbank.org). Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment Guidance Notes. This is a guideline for World Bank task team leaders (TTLs) entrusted with the design and execution of assessments to determine disaster impacts as well as post-disaster needs for recovery, reconstruction, and disaster risk reduction or management. Assessments …

Laws of Ukraine No. 2254-IX and No. 2247-IX enacted

Today, June 9, 2022, two Laws of Ukraine are enacted: No. 2254-IX of 12.05.2022 “On amending some laws of Ukraine on priority measures to reform the urban planning” and No. 2247-IX of 12.05.2022 “On amending some regulations of Ukraine on specialties in regulating land relations under the martial law.” The laws were published in the Holos Ukrayiny issue of 08.06.2022 – No. 119. The …

Implications of the russian armed aggression for the Global Economy

Russia’s armed aggression already has far-reaching consequences not only for the Ukrainian people and the domestic economy, but also for the international community and individual countries. We recommend that you read the reports published in the Open Knowledge Repository of the World Bank (worldbank.org) on the impact of the war in Ukraine for the global economy, global trade and investment. …

The first modular camp in Kyiv Region opened in Borodianka

Minregion informs that on June 1, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki together with Oleksii Chernyshov, Ukrainian Minister for Communities and Territories Development, opened the first modular camp for internally displaced people in Borodianka, Kyiv Region. The modular camp is made of 4 blocks each consisting of 40 modules and can accommodate 352 persons. There are living and sanitary modules (shower/toilet), …

Spain reviews cooperation opportunities

On the initiative of Juan Antonio Obregón Sánchez, head of the commercial and economic department of the Embassy of Spain to Ukraine, ICEG management board had an online meeting with Spanish partners. Juan Antonio Obregón Sánchez extended his support in this hard time and readiness to provide comprehensive assistance in the matters linked to rehabilitation of war-ridden areas pursuant to …

Important decisions for the capital city recovery

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine earmarked UAH 200 m from the state budget’s reserve fund to eliminate the consequences of hostilities and rehabilitate the infrastructure. A corresponding decree of the Cabinet is published on the governmental portal (Decree No. 433-р of May 31, 2022). The money will be spent to do priority reconstruction works for: • inspection of damaged …

Reconstruction Program in Ukraine – Spanish-Ukrainian construction forum

On May 25, there was held the Spanish-Ukrainian construction forum Reconstruction Program in Ukraine, co-organized by the Interstate Consultants Engineers Guild and Confederation of Builders of Ukraine. Welcome speech was delivered by Miguel Ángel Carrillo, president of the College of Civil Engineers, Canals and Ports. Esther Ahijado, head of international relations department at College of Civil Engineers, Canals and Ports, …

Cooperation and exchange of experience

Aiming to harmonize the existing Ukrainian model of the engineering and consulting services market with globally recognized international standards, ICEG conducts comprehensive work to exchange experience and establish cooperation with national associations of consulting engineers, leading engineering companies in Ukraine and worldwide, governmental authorities, local self-governance bodies, and public unions. After the Russian aggression began, ICEG organized a series of …

ICEG meets with Bulgarian colleagues online

At the online meeting with ICEG, the Bulgarian Association of Consulting Engineers and Architects (BACEA) was represented by: Atanas Angelov, certified engineer, president Georgi Savov, certified architect, vice president; Velizar Ranev, certified engineer, member of the board; Emil Todorov, certified engineer, chairman of the supervisory board; Victoria Yanchova, secretary general; Krasimira Petrova, PR manager. Atanas Angelov expressed readiness to provide technical …

ICEG establishes cooperation with MEDEF International

MEDEF International is the first French private business network abroad. It enables companies to learn about and evaluate business opportunities by various sectors in over 120 markets, mostly in new markets or in developing countries. During an online conference with ICEG managers and specialists, Géraldine Lemble, deputy CEO of MEDEF International, presented operations of the organization. MEDEF International encompasses over 170 …

ICEG and ARIC had a meeting online

“We’ve been very willing to have a meeting with you online to talk over all the issues relevant for your Association in these hard times. We’ve assessed an opportunity to invite representatives of our member companies to this meeting to hear directly about your needs and offer our expertise,” said Dinu Popescu, vice president of the Romanian Association of Consulting …

Reconstruction Program in Ukraine – Spanish-Ukrainian construction forum

On May 25, 2022, at 17:00, a Spanish-Ukrainian construction forum Reconstruction Program in Ukraine will be held online and attended by Ambassadors from both countries. Interstate Consultants Engineers Guild and Confederation of Builders of Ukraine are co-organizers of the forum. The forum’s agenda provides for speeches of ICEG president Oleksandr Nepomnyashchyy and ICEG vice president Svitlana Reva in the block …

Law No. 2259-IX on specifics of executing the authorities in surveying the damaged and dismantling the dangerous buildings and structures

Law No. 2259-IX on specifics of executing the authorities in surveying the damaged and dismantling the dangerous buildings and structures Today, on May 20, there takes effect the Law of Ukraine No. 2259-IX of 12.05.2022 “On amending some Ukrainian laws on the state service and local self-governance functioning during the martial law.” In particular, the law regulates some issues in the …

Cooperation opportunities for German and Ukrainian companies in Ukraine recovery projects

The Interstate Consultants Engineers Guild presented its activities and told about challenges and risks in the national market of engineering consulting services during the war in a conference with the federal council of the German Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI) – the largest European national association in this industry. VBI was represented by president Jörg Thiele and vice presidents Peter Warnecke …

Unique experience of Sarajevo postwar recovery for Ukraine

Sarajevo is the biggest city and capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 30 years ago the city was ruined after four years of bombardments and siege. Dr. Tarik Kupusović, professor, director of HEIS Institute, was mayor of Sarajevo in 1994-1996, right in the second period of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He shared his experience of city reconstruction in a meeting …

Our experts survey damaged and destroyed facilities

The state and professional community are actively involved in inspecting the buildings and facilities damaged and destroyed during the war. It is an initial stage of reconstruction, which is necessary to determine whether the facilities can operated further, renovated or should be demounted. At present, a few teams have been formed, some of them with the help of the Interstate …