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UAE storm 2016: Top 5 tips to waterproof buildingsby Neha Bhatia on Mar 15, 2016
The UAE witnessed significant infrastructural damage last week after a storm ripped through the country.
Dubai's Danube metro station was flooded after rains lashed the country on 9 March.
In Abu Dhabi, the facade of GEMS American Academy school crashed due to rains on 8 March.
The capital Emirate recently announced it will formulate new regulations for infrastructure to allow for greater resilience against harsh weather conditions.
But can under-construction projects be protected against similar damages in the future?
Rhys Steel, chartered building surveyor at Cavendish Maxwell, outlines the top tips to remember while waterproofing a structure.
The water tightness and wind resistance of a building is established when it is designed.
The design of a building should take into consideration the climate in which it is constructed and also allow for the extremities to ensure that a building is futureproof.
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