2016 delivers 44% rise in completed buildings in Dubai

Dubai registered completion of 11,413 buildings in 2016, a 44 percent increase from 2015, Dubai Municipality said on Wednesday.

The new completions added over 105 million square feet of building space, 33 percent more than 2015.

Layali Al Mulla (pictured), director of the buildings department at Dubai Municipality, said the department received 48,024 structural audit requests and conducted 26,434 inspection under construction site visits last year.

“We check at all stages of construction starting from fencing the site to excavation work, foundations and until the end of the construction process,” Abdullah Al Shezawi, head of engineering supervision section, said.

Separately, the municipality’s engineering supervision section received 1,827 reports on construction accidents, violations, non-compliance of engineering and safety requirements at construction sites and complaints of inconveniences due to work at night.

Al Shezawi said the complaints were dealt effectively with the municipality planning to take necessary procedures to reduce the negative effects, risks and losses resulting from non-compliance in the future.