25,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

20% rise in number in first half of 2016

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DUBAI, 24th August, 2016 (WAM) – The Buildings Department of Dubai Municipality is undertaking engineering supervision of 25,124 buildings under construction in various areas of the Emirate of Dubai.

The engineering supervision process includes inspection and control of all construction works.

Building permits were issued for various kinds of multi-storied buildings, general and industrial buildings, private villas and investment villas as well as additions, amendments and decoration works.

Khalid Mohammed Saleh, Director of Buildings Department at Dubai Municipality said that the municipality receives requests for technical audit of all these projects under implementation as per stages of work.

“During the first half of the year, the municipality received 25,419 requests for structural audit, which is a 20 percent increase from the number of last year’s requests for the same period,” he said.

“We also received more than 3,000 requests for scrutiny for issuing completion certificates and the first half of the year saw issuance of certificates to 5,837 buildings, whereas the number was 2,906 during the same period last year,” said Saleh.

He pointed out that the increase in the number of requests for technical audit reflects a positive movement in the labour market especially in the construction sector.

Abdullah Shezawi, Head of Engineering Supervision section at the Building Department said that the section undertakes regular engineering inspection at all sites under construction by stages of work and also based on the importance and type of technical and construction risks associated with the work stage.

“The electronic system of the Engineering Supervision section fixes the visit dates specified for each site based on the risk study carried out by the section and also by checking with the global best practices in the field,” he said.

Dubai Gazette