DM makes e-building control system mandatory

Starting 1 May applications will be received only through the e-system

Photo used for illustrative purposes only
Photo used for illustrative purposes only

Dubai Municipality has made it mandatory for all consultancies and general contracting companies in the Emirate to use the new e-building control system, which offers all of the civic body’s engineering supervision services for construction works on an online website.

Starting from 1 May, Dubai Municipality will receive applications for structural checking services before concrete pouring, completion certificate, temporary water and electricity supply services, change of contractor, change of consultant and deposit refund of building only through the e-building control system.

Eng. Khalid Mohammed Salih, director of Dubai Municipality’s building department, said that the use of the new system will ensure that applicants for the above-mentioned services will not need to make a visit to the municipality offices.

Dubai Municipality will also not be taking care of structural checking services for any kind of industrial buildings any more. It will be up to the consultancy companies to ensure that all technical criteria and specifications, as well as engineering principles and plans approved by the civic body, are strictly followed in construction projects.

Consultancy companies should carry out engineering supervision of all types of construction, licensed by the municipality, such as new construction, addition, changes, maintenance and decoration.

Salih added that the Municipality has prepared trained employees to provide support on the new system to customers at its Al Karama and Umm Ramool centres.

Besides providing handbooks for customers that will guide them on their use of the new system, Dubai Municipality is also carrying on with its training programs for the system, and is open to accepting applications for training from newly licensed companies as well.

 

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