Dubai reveals number of buildings under construction
3,360 buildings completed since the beginning of 2017, says Dubai Municipality
The number of buildings that are supervised by the Municipality has risen to 110,000, out of which 26,653 buildings are under construction, a senior official has said, citing a report by the Buildings Department of Dubai Municipality for the first three months of 2017.
These buildings include private villas, investment villas, general buildings, public and industrial establishments and various kinds of multi-storied buildings, according to Eng. Layali Al Mulla, director of Buildings Department.
Al Mulla 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.
She also 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.
It was also revealed that the area of buildings completed as a new building reached 31,09,536m2.
The multi-storied buildings occupied 493,678m2 while the investment villas occupied 689,403m2. The floor rate occupied 10,33,323m2.
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, Al Mulla revealed.
“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.