27,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

27,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

Dubai - The number of buildings supervised has risen to 110,000

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 4 Jun 2017, 3:01 PM

Last updated: Sun 4 Jun 2017, 5:04 PM

The Buildings Department of Dubai Municipality reported that for the first three months of 2017, the number of buildings supervised has risen to 110,000.
About 26,600 buildings are under construction, which includes private villas, investment villas, general buildings, public and industrial establishments and various kinds of multi-storied buildings.

Eng. Layali Al Mulla, Director of Buildings Department, said the statistics show that the Engineering Supervision section in the Buildings Department supervises 16,870 investment villas, 1,238 multi-storied buildings, 770 general buildings, 737 industrial buildings and 6,111 private villas.

Al Mulla said that a total of 3,360 buildings have been completed from the beginning of this year until the end of March, out of which 2,296 are investment villas, 103 are multi-storied buildings, 783 private villas, 67 industrial buildings, 47 general buildings and 65 high rise buildings.

She revealed that the area of buildings completed as a new building reached 33,470,772 square feet. The multi-storied buildings occupied 5,313,909 square feet while the investment villas occupied 7,420,682 square feet. The floor rate occupied 11,122,598 square feet.

Al Mulla said the Engineering Supervision Section inspectors carried out about 18,840 construction inspections on buildings under construction, while permits were issued against 4,157 applications for transporting fresh sand, and the Section also received 927 applications for the transfer of sand.

"The total number of consultants registered in the consultancy register reached 789 consultants. During the first three months of this year, 21 local consultants and three foreign engineering offices were approved, in addition to upgrading three offices," she said.

"The inspectors visited 292 consulting offices for field inspections. The number of registered contracting companies has reached 7,200 and 397 new contractors have been approved, in addition to upgrading 58 companies. The inspectors of the Consultants and Contractors Qualification and Registration Section carried out about 1,634 inspection visits," revealed Al Mulla.

She explained that the total number of the suppliers and manufacturers of ready-made concrete registered in the Building Department registry has reached 60 companies while two companies were newly approved as suppliers of ready-made concrete.

"During the first quarter of this year, the Building Permits and Systems Section received 20,067 requests for new construction, which included 5,180 private villas, 3,820 investment villas, 3,975 multi-storied buildings, 2,582 industrial buildings and 2,310 high rise buildings. Out of this, 11,139 applications were completed, which included 1,863 multi-storied buildings, 3,330 private villas, 2,708 investment villas, 1,038 industrial buildings and 1,038 establishments," said Al Mulla.

She said the total area licensed reached 77,239,481 square feet, of which 20,484,422 square feet is for multi-storied buildings, 6,282,676 for investment villas and 4,166,319 square feet for private villas.

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