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Dubai Building Code promotes sustainable development

Also seeks to reduce construction costs

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The Executive Council has approved the Dubai Building Code that outlines a revised set of construction rules and standards in Dubai.

The new code creates a unified set of standards for construction that promotes sustainable development and innovation in building design. The Dubai Building Code will enhance Dubai’s international investment attractiveness and promote diversification of projects in the city’s construction sector.

The new code, which seeks to reduce construction costs by streamlining building rules, was developed according to the highest international standards. 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.

By standardizing building requirements, the code 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.