How many Dubai projects were completed in H1 2016?

CWO reveals how many completion certificates Dubai Municipality issued in H1 2016, and how many buildings it is conducting engineering supervision inspections for

Dubai Municipality is said to have awarded 5,837 completion certificates in H1 2016. [Representational image]
Dubai Municipality is said to have awarded 5,837 completion certificates in H1 2016. [Representational image]

Dubai Municipality reportedly awarded 5,837 completion certificates in the first half of 2016. 

The number is considerably higher than the 2,906 certificates awarded during the same period in 2015. 

Building permits were issued for various categories of multi-storey properties, such as general and industrial buildings, private villas, as well as amendments and decoration works. 

According to the director of Dubai Municipality's buildings department, Khalid Mohammed Saleh, up to 3,000 requests for scrutiny for issuing completion certificates were received in H1 2016. 

Saleh added: "During the first half of this year, the municipality received 25,419 requests for structural audit, which is a 20% increase over last year's requests for the same period." 

The buildings department at the municipal body is carrying out engineering supervision works for 25,124 buildings that are under construction across the emirate. 

These operations include inspection and control of all construction works, WAM reported. 

Abdullah Shezawi, head of engineering supervision section at the building department said that the section carries out engineering inspections at all sites based on stages of work, and the importance and type of technical and construction risks associated with the work stage.

He added: "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 global best practices." 

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