DM: 11,413 buildings completed in Dubai in 2016
A total of 980ha of building space is currently ready, which is an increase of 33% from last year
Eng Layali Al Mulla, director of buildings department at Dubai Municipality (DM) confirmed that 11,413 buildings were completed in Dubai during 2016, recording an increase of 44% from last year.
As a result, a total of 980ha of building space is currently ready, which is an increase of 33% from last year.
AL Mulla said: “The buildings department receives requests for structural audit on buildings before pouring the concrete and bolstering the drilling. We study these requests and carry out on-site inspection and respond to requests within a working day as we are keen to meet the needs and expectations of our customers and to improve their level of satisfaction and happiness."
Abdullah Al Shezawi, head of engineering supervision section in the buildings department, said: "The Section carried out 26,434 inspection visits on the sites under construction during 2016. We check at all stages of construction starting from fencing the site to excavation work, foundations and until the end of the construction process. After that we issue completion certificates in accordance with the international engineering checklists to enhance the efficiency of the construction process in the Emirate of Dubai.”
He added that the highest priority is given to the application of safety regulations and requirements at construction sites and establishing a positive culture of safety with everyone in order to protect the lives and property and to reduce losses caused by them.
“We believe in providing excellent services to achieve the municipality’s objectives and policies in order to make the residents of Dubai happy,” pointed out Al Shezawi.
He added that the reporting team in the engineering supervision section has processed 1,827 reports of all kinds in 2016, which include construction accidents, violations, cases of non-compliance with the engineering and safety requirements of sites under construction and complaints received by the Municipality Call Centre on inconveniences resulting from work at night.