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VIDEO COMPETITION - Build Europe with us! 

      


The European Commission is organising an on-line video competition to attract young talents to the construction sector. Submit a short video showcasing your innovative project, vision, or idea for the construction sector and take your chance to win a smartphone and gain visibility at European level.

The competition is open from 10 March 2015 12:00 until 18 May 2015, 22:00. The winners will be announced on 4 June 2015, 12:00.  More information  
 

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Housing

   

Borka Bobovec,Ph.D., Architect:
CROATIA AND ENERGY RENOVATION 

 

Spatial and architectural solutions that fail to suit people’s needs are visible and identifiable, they are public, and as such have a major impact on the quality of life for both individuals and society as a whole. Housing as the most important component of social development of society, and consequently of economic progress, should be a socially regulated and controlled area. But not only in terms of the right to accessible housing, but also in terms of ensuring basic standards and quality of housing. That is why housing deserves major attention in planning, design and construction, whilst the quality of individual apartments, buildings or entire villages must be based on architectural excellence, the principles of sustainability and quality performance. 

The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning of Croatia developed the 2014–2020 Programme of energy renovation of multi-residential building, with a detailed plan for 2014–2016 including also measures for the promotion of energy efficiency in households. The Government of Croatia adopted the Programme on 24 June 2014, whereupon its implementation commenced. Out of total energy consumption in Croatia, consumption in buildings accounts for as much as 42 percent. By identifying the potential and possibilities for decreasing energy consumption in existing residential buildings, as well as by encouraging energy efficiency, improvement of housing conditions in multi-residential buildings is expected. The 2014–2012 Programme itself is focussed on improving the energy performance of existing buildings. More...


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24 November 2014 – NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBACT III


The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning (MCPP), in cooperation with the URBACT III  Programme, is organising a National conference to be held on 24 November 2014 (venue: Mimara Museum), in which – in addition to MCPP experts – also URBACT experts will participate. At the conference, the Programme and new possibilities provided to cities in the next EU 2014-2020 financing period will be presented.

The Programme's main target groups and beneficiaries are local self-government units, citizen organisations and sectoral experts involved in designing local policies. The first call of the projects is announced for February 2015, and the conference will provide a good opportunity for information and exchange of experiences!


More information on URBACT...


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SYMPOSIUM HELD ON NEW LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE FIELD OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING


15 September 2014 - The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning organised in Tuheljske toplice a three-day symposium on new legislation governing the field of physical planning and building. The symposium target audience were employees of administrative departments for physical planning and construction in counties and cities whose daily tasks consist in issuing administrative and non-administrative acts in this field. Some 280 participants attended the conference.

The Ministry extends its thanks to all the administrative departments of counties and cities that enabled their employees to participate in this symposium, since quality education and experience exchange is the best way to achieve uniform implementation of legislation and efficiency of proceedings. More...


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DONATION OF 34 AIR DRYERS
 

On Monday, 16 June 2014, the taking over of a donation of 34 air dryers MASTER was festively marked at the primary school in Drenovci. The air dryers are intended to be used for the remediation of flooded buildings in the area of Vukovar-Srijem county.

The air dryers were donated by the company Hrgić d.o.o. from Zagreb in co-operation with factory MCS Italy Spa, which together responded to the call of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and decided to participate in this highly praised way in the remediation of flooded houses, helping thereby their inhabitants to return to their homes and to normal life as soon as possible.

The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning takes this opportunity to thank all the good people who by their donations and volunteering have been helping in the remediation of the flooded areas! More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ PARTICIPATES IN THE 16TH SESSION OF THE CEMAT
 

Minister Anka Mrak Taritaš participates in the 16th session of the CEMAT Council of Europe Conference held under the Greek Presidency in Napflion, Greece, on 17 June 2014. The Conference gathers ministers responsible for spatial/regional planning and representatives of 47 Council of Europe member states.
 
At the Ministerial Conference the declaration on Territorial democracy: the role of public participation in the process of sustainable territorial development of the European Continent shall be adopted.
 
The Republic of Croatia has a long spatial planning tradition based on the principles of an integrated spatial planning approach, and through the history of physical planning regulations also the development can be followed of the public debate institute that is a part of the spatial plan adoption procedure. Currently a new concept of e-planning is being introduced, in which public access and participation in the procedure of spatial plan development and adoption is being strengthened through several new instruments. More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) MEETING
 

On Wednesday 28 May, the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Anka Mrak Taritaš and the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Andro Vlahušić participated in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting. On Tuesday 27 May, the Conference was opened by H.E. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the former Mayor of New York H.E. Michael Bloomberg; the Conference was also attended by the Mayors of Istanbul, Paris and many other cities. The Minister held a speech on the theme of the integration segment on sustainable urbanization.

On that occasion the Minister emphasised that Croatia had a long tradition of physical and spatial planning and protection, as well as the respective appropriate legal framework and institutional organization in place at the national and local level. The physical planning system successfully regulates the conditions of use, protection and management of the space of the Republic of Croatia, fulfilling thereby the preconditions for social and economic development, protection of space and environment, and rational use of natural and cultural goods. More...


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NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS (nZEB) REGIONAL CONFERENCE 
Dubrovnik, 13 May 2014


The organizer of the nZEB regional conference - the first event of this kind in Croatia - is North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. The conference is going to be held in a framework of Intelligent Energy Europe SUSTAINCO (Sustainable Energy for Rural Communities) project, highlighting the short time line for implementing nZEB standard in national legislation as for new public buildings start of the implementation of nZEB is set on 2018.

This one-day high-profile event plans to result in knowledge transfer on technical solutions and financing and procurement aspects, connecting all the stakeholders with one same interest – get the most of efficiency and sustainability from our building sector. More...


Regulations


PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATIONS

Provisional translation of regulations now available on the Ministry's website:
 

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act
Regulation on the definition of construction works, other projects and surfaces of state and regional significance