The Arctic is a region of strategic importance to Russia. Consequently, large-scale projects to modernize and reconstruct social, industrial, residential, transport, and other infrastructure require new construction regulations which take into account the harsh conditions of the permafrost. The huge man-made impact on Arctic temperatures and the environment is leading an increased risk of buildings deteriorating or collapsing. Work will continue in 2019 to update the regulatory framework governing construction in Russia. This will primarily concern the use of new materials and technology. How should the regulatory framework governing design and construction in the Arctic look? What modern construction materials and technologies could be used to improve efficiency and lower operating costs? What should be done to organize a monitoring system for the constantly changing conditions of the permafrost?