SEC to inspect thermal insulation on new buildings
Utility body to muscle in on regulation-flouting construction sites
The Ministry of Water and Electricity has authorized the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to implement the Royal Decree that made thermal insulation mandatory at all new buildings.
The mandatory condition, which applies to all residential and commercial buildings under-construction, has been effective since the beginning of this month.
Power will now be cut as a penalty to contractors at construction sites found to be non-compliant.
The next step for SEC is to form an independent administration to carry out the inspections, recruiting 32 inspectors in Riyadh and 37 in Eastern Province as well as five supervisors.
The company is also co-ordinating with municipalities to ensure the signing of an undertaking to implement thermal insulation on projects as a condition of building clearances.