Vestnik MGSU 3/2012
  • Chetyrina Natalya Arkadevna - Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE) Department of History and Culturology; (499) 183-21-29, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE), 26 Yaroslavskoe shosse, Moscow, 129337, Russia; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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The paper considers civil engineering in retrospect. The paper presents the records of the two contracts that date back to 1837 and 1838. The contracts cover the two stages of construction of a famous church in Vozdvizhenskoe Village in the Moscow Province. These documents were stored in the Central Historic Archive, namely, in the collection of the town hall of Sergievskij Possad. These records of the two agreements in the collection of the brokers notes (or in other books of the same type) are of particular value, as the majority of authentic contracts have been lost. One of the contracts covers the organizational procedure and pre-construction works, while the other one covers the construction of the church. The first document gives the idea of environmental protection, employment of ecological technologies, and safe disposal and recycling of human biowaste in the course of dismantling of an old structure in Vozdvizhenskoe village. The second document that dates back to 1838 covers the sequence of construction works, starting from the foundation and ending with the arches, the types of building materials used, and peculiarities of stone masonry. The information recorded in the contract includes the names of the counterparties, day-to-day mode of life of seasonal workers, remuneration of labour and procedures that assure the quality of construction. This agreement makes it possible to outline the construction process that includes workers, bricklayers, the foreman, the contractor, the architect, and the customer. On the whole, both documents help us outline and assess some of the building practices of the 19th century. This issue is relevant nowadays, as our society has entered the phase of the market economy, while the experience accumulated by the past generations is of undeniable value.

DOI: 10.22227/1997-0935.2012.3.6 - 11

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Optimization of design-related procedures of the customer authorities

Vestnik MGSU 9/2012
  • Golovin Sergey Viktorovich - Institute for Executives and Specialists of Value Engineering (ANO DPO ISI) consultant, Institute for Executives and Specialists of Value Engineering (ANO DPO ISI), Building 1, 95 Prospekt Mira, Moscow, 129085, Russian Federation; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Currently, the scope of construction works remains highly dependent on public investments. In
turn, investment resources do not always contemplate specific results within pre-set deadlines and
pursuant to the pre-set parameters. The activities of public services in charge of investment projects hat involve construction operations, are composed of several interrelated processes that are as
complex as the processes that are typical for business enterprises, even if the minimal number of
production-related functions is taken into consideration.
The author drives attention to the relevance of optimization of the work performed by the state
customer, since the number of assignments to be performed cannot be covered by the existing organizational
and economic means. The state customer can improve its performance if its organizations
adopt the experience of the top market companies. The best practices to be assimilated include the
benchmarking process, as well as the processes of reengineering and redesign. These technologies
are widely known abroad, although they are not adequately represented in the Russian practice.
They are not applied by the agencies responsible for master plans and investment plans. At the
same time, these procedures may bring specific and measurable positive results. Therefore, there
is a strong potential for further scientific research to be performed in this field.

DOI: 10.22227/1997-0935.2012.9.203 - 208

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