Video: AESG's Saeed Al Abbar on UAE Fire Code 2017

In the first of a five-part series, AESG director Saeed Al Abbar talks to ConstructionWeekOnline about the UAE's upcoming fire code

The upcoming UAE Fire and Life Safety Code 2017 is likely to be well-received by the country's construction professionals. 

In an exclusive interview with ConstructionWeekOnline, Saeed Al Abbar, director of UAE-based specialist consultancy AESG, said that "the market will take to [the code] well". 

Responding to a query about the evolution of the code since its first iteration in 2011, Al Abbar said: "With any building codes, you have to update them at periodic intervals, and with fire codes it's no different. 

"As you said, the [previous iteration was launched] six years ago, so it's time for an update."

Scroll down to watch the first of a five-part conversation between ConstructionWeekOnline and Al Abbar. 

Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 765
Jun 29, 2020