Dubai Building Code creates a unified set of standards for construction that promotes sustainable development and innovation in building design
The Dubai Executive Council has approved a new building code that outlines a revised set of construction rules and standards for the emirate, it has been announced.
According to a WAM report, the Dubai Building Code creates a ‘unified set of standards for construction that promotes sustainable development and innovation in building design’. The code will also enhance Dubai’s international investment attractiveness and promote diversification of projects in the emirate’s construction sector, the report added.
Furthermore, the new code will reduce construction costs by streamlining building rules, and has been developed according to the highest international standards, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council while chairing the council meeting.
By creating a one-stop-shop for obtaining approval from Dubai’s licensing agencies and departments, the code will ease procedures for consultants, contractors, developers, investors and owners, the report added.
Standardising building requirements will also speed up the completion of the design phase of construction projects. Investors can ensure compliance with all design requirements without checking with various departments individually, he stated.
The Dubai Executive Council meeting was attended by Dubai Deputy Ruler and First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and other senior officials.