Topic: UAE fire code

Fire safety should be at the forefront of skyscraper design, says expert at BuroHappold

Architects designing tall buildings in the Middle East need to keep fire safety at the forefront, says Peter Stephenson, associate director at BuroHappold. Dubai, in particular, is one of the cities in the region who’s evolution can be tracked by the number of … More

The UAE needs fire safety framework for existing buildings says Jensen Hughes

Having made progress with its fire code for new construction, the UAE reportedly now needs to focus on implementation, as well as developing a policy framework for existing buildings. Speaking to Construction Week, Shamim Rashid-Sumar, vice president of development for the Middle East … More

UAE unveils online platform for fire system application

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced the launch an online fire system application service, Construction Week Online reported. Applications to install fire alarm systems in residences, and to link them with Civil Defence operation rooms, can now be made through the ministry’s website. Once … More

ADIB strips external cladding from new HQ to cut fire risk

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has removed the external cladding from its new headquarters in Abu Dhabi amid ongoing concern over building fire safety, Arabian Business reports. ADIB said in a statement it was replacing the recently installed cladding panels from the outside … More

Building codes need to be updated periodically and fire codes are no different says AESG’s Saeed Al Abbar

Saeed Al Abbar, director of UAE-based specialist consultancy AESG said UAE’s upcoming Fire and Life Safety Code 2017 will be well received, according to ConstructionWeekOnline. Responding to a query about the evolution of the code since its first iteration in 2011, Al Abbar … More