More than 25,000 construction sites under Dubai Municipality supervision

Dubai municipalityThere has been a 20 per cent increase in requests for structural audits this year. (Image Source: Ryan Lackey/Flickr)Dubai Municipality is currently undertaking engineering supervision of 25,124 buildings under construction in various areas of the emirate

Dubai Municipality director of buildings department Khalid Mohammed Saleh said, “During the first half of the year, the municipality received 25,419 requests for structural audit, which is a 20 per cent increase from the number of last year’s requests for the same period.”

“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,” he added.

The engineering supervision process undertaken by the municipality includes inspection and control of all construction works. Building permits are issued for multi-storied buildings, general and industrial buildings, private villas and investment villas as well as additions, amendments and decoration works. The municipality also receives requests for technical audit of projects under implementation as per stages of work.

According to Saleh, the increase in the number of requests for technical audit reflects a positive movement in the labour market especially in the construction sector.

Building department head of engineering supervision section Abdullah Shezawi said that the section undertakes regular engineering inspection at all sites under construction based on the stages of work and the 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 added.

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