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Dubai's DLD signs IStructE MoU to boost engineering standards

Dubai Land Department and Institution of Structural Engineers agree to boost professional standards through agreement

DLD and iStructE have signed the MoU [representational].
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DLD and iStructE have signed the MoU [representational].

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) to coordinate as necessary in the field of professional standards. 

Commenting on the MoU, director general of DLD, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, said: “We continue to spare no efforts to find the best partners around the world, ensuring that we continue to showcase our position, especially as Dubai has become a hub of excellence in all sectors.

"Through this partnership with IStructE in the UK, we will work to develop the skills of our engineers by providing them with a membership to the most prestigious and specialised institution, in addition, to cooperate to share Dubai’s experience with other countries, thus opening the prospects for collaboration with more countries in the future.”

IStructE's chief executive officer, Martin Powell, added: “IStructE has many members throughout the world and is especially proud of the contribution of those based in the UAE.

"We are always pleased to develop new relationships, and supporting DLD to enhance the professional skills of its engineers is an important step in the development of both organisations. Together, we are most definitely stronger in the service of our respective communities.”

IStructE will support the efforts of DLD’s engineers by providing them with its membership to raise the efficiency of the professional staff at DLD. Both parties will organise joint events and, if necessary, strengthen cooperation with other countries.

The parties also agreed to work together to promote urban planning, land use, and climate change between the Government of Dubai and the UK. This includes coordinating the exchange of professional knowledge with engineers regarding continuous education and professional qualifications for the benefit of engineering work in Dubai.

CEO of DLD's registration and real estate services sector, Majid Saqr Al Marri, said: “The signing of this MoU is an affirmation of the prestigious position that Dubai has reached, having become an international city renowned for its distinctive architectural character, which is evidenced by the presence of several landmarks that have gained wide global reputation.

"In Dubai, we are constantly challenging expectations and exceeding the limits of excellence, which helped us lead in innovation indicators in the field of construction, thanks to the vitality of the construction engineering sector in the emirate and its role in its continuous development. The new agreement with IStructE will help transfer expertise and share the best experiences to upgrade construction practices in Dubai to the highest international standards.”

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