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Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate

Developments and Projects Section Procedure Manual

UPDATED DECEMBER 2007

TABLE OF CONTENT
SECTION
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DOC.No
INT-01 Rev.1 DEF-01 FC-01 Rev.1 PR-001 GR-01 Rev.3 FEE-01 Rev.1 DRG-01 Rev.4 DCS-01 Rev.2 ARC-01 Rev.4 FM-001 FM-001A APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C ST-001 SIT-01 Rev.1 FM-002 INTRODUCTION DEFINITIONS

DESCRIPTION

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION FLOW CHART PROJECT RECORD SHEET GENERAL REQUIREMENT FEE SCHEDULE DRAWINGS REQUIRED TO OPTAIN A PERMIT APPLICABLE DESIGN CODES AND STANDARDS ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL (SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT) REQUEST FOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL ARCHITECTURAL CHECKLIST CAR PARK CALCULATION TABLE SANITARY FITTINGS CALCULATION TABLE GROSS FLOOR AREA CALCULATION TABLE STRUCTURAL SUBMISSION CHECKLIST TEMPORARY FENCE, SITE PREPARATION AND MOBILIZATION REQUEST OF TEMPORARY FENCE, SITE PREPARATION & MOBILISATION PERMIT EXCAVATION PERMIT REQUEST FOR EXCAVATION PERMIT FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE PERMIT REQUEST FOR FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE PERMIT STRUCTURAL APPROVAL (SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT) REQUEST FOR STRUCTURAL APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SUBMISSION PERMIT REVISION, EXPIRATION, AND RENEWAL PROCESS MUNICIPAL INSPECTION PROCESS BUILDING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

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SIT-02 Rev.1 FM-004 STR-01 Rev.1 FM-003 STR-02 Rev.1 FM-005 APPENDIX S EXP-01 IN-01 Rev.1 BCC-01 Rev.1

ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE INTRODUCTION DOCUMENT NO 1.0 INTRODUCTION INT-01 Rev. 1 Date 6/25/2007

The manual is a collection of procedural guidelines, application forms, worksheets and forms used by the Building Permits Directorate (BPD). The intent is that many of these individual sections will be available as handouts at the Building Permits Directorate. When all of these documents are assembled in sequential order into a larger bound document they comprise the complete policy manual for Building Permits Directorate. The policies and procedures manual have been developed to clearly define the processes in place at the BPD. This manual will be revised from time to time as improvements are made to the processes or as new rules and regulations are determine. The Abu Dhabi Municipality reserves the right to change the policies and procedures at any time. 2.0 FORMAT OF THE MANUAL

The manual is a collection of procedural guidelines and application forms used by the BPD. Developers, designers and contractors are to ensure that they are familiar with these procedures and strictly adhere to their conditions. Submittals that do not adhere to the requirements of these documents will not be processed.

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PERMIT AND PLAN REVIEW TYPES

To simplify the process, Abu Dhabi Municipality has agreed to these types of permits and plan approvals: A. Temporary Fence, Site Preparation and Mobilization Permit (SIT-01). B. Excavation Permit (SIT-02). C. Building Permit a. Architectural Approval (ARC-01 Rev.2). b. Structural Approval (STR-02 Rev.1). c. Foundation & Sub-Structure Permit (STR-01 Rev.1). D. Building Completion Certificate. Refer to (BCC-01).

INT-01-Rev.1

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ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE DEFINITIONS Document No DEF-01 Rev. 0 Date 9/21/2006

DEFINITIONS ADM BPD Consultant Contractor Abu Dhabi Municipality. Building Permit Directorate. Any Architect or Engineer registered through Abu Dhabi Municipality. Any Contractor registered through Abu Dhabi Municipality.

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DEF-01

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ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION


Document No FC-01 Rev. 1

FLOW CHART
Date 07/11/2007

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION - FLOW CHART STAGE 1 PROJECT PRE-QUALIFICATION


1) Form PR-001
2) 3) 4)

Colored Site layout Plan and Artist's Impression of Project A copy of the Approved Affection Plan A copy of Official Trade License

5) A copy of Appointment Letter

STAGE 2 PRELIMINARY PLANNING & CONCEPT APPROVAL


1) Project Presentation & Design Report 2) Concept/Schematic Design Drawings 3) Completed Checklists & Forms 4) Town Planning Approval of Master Plan 5) Town Planning approved Affection Plan & Land Use. 6) Roads & Transportation Authority Approval of TIS for Master Plan 7) Civil Aviation Authority for height clearance of Master Plan 8) Other special approval (ie. Ministry of Education, Health Authority, UAE Armed Forces, Tourism Authority, Environmental Agency etc)

If all in order, project coordinator gives instruction for consultant to proceed with the relevant permit application and full design submission.

TYPES OF PERMIT APPLICATION


1) Temporary fence, site preparation & mobilization permit 2) Excavation permit 3) Foundation & Sub-Structure permit

STAGE 3 DESIGN REVIEW


Full Architectural & Structural Submission

STAGE 4 FINAL BUILDING PERMIT

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FC-01

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Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

Project Record Sheet


PROJECT TITLE: DESCRIPTION: .......

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LOCATION : SITE AREA : .. BUILDING HEIGHT :

.. .

Note : Consultant to provide a colored site layout plan and artist's impressions of the project described herein.

DEVELOPER / OWNER : CONTACT NAME : MOBILE NO : PROJECT MANAGER : CONTACT NAME : MOBILE NO : CONSULTANT : CONTACT NAME : MOBILE NO : OFFICIAL USE EMAIL: EMAIL: EMAIL:

. .................... ...

. .................... ...

. .................... ...

SIGNATURE : _______________________________

DATE : _______________

PR-001

ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION: GR-01 Rev. 3 Date 6/24/2008

The following is a list of general requirements applied to all submittals. Consultants, Contractors and Architects are required to provide all essential information and to comply with these requirements prior to submitting any drawings. 2.0 General Requirements: 2.1 Comprehensive approved Master Plan Report / Project Summary Report 2 copies of A3 size report and an electronic copy of the same shall be submitted. The report should outline and explain the following aspects of the proposal with supporting drawings and relevant illustrations: Design Concept & Intent Site Accessibility Car Parking Provision Life Safety MEP Concept Sustainability & Efficiency Utility & Services Statement Vertical Transportation Waste Management Landscaping & Greening Occupancy/Population Density Zoning & Land Use Traffic & Transportation Public & Handicap Amenities Structural Concept Utility & Services Wind Effect Assessment Day lighting Assessment Environmental Assessment Faade Lighting Strategy Faade Maintenance Schedule of Areas

The summary report shall include but not limited to the above mentioned. The consultant should by all means include additional information deem important that will facilitate the authority's approval. 2.2 Each developer shall have control on building design to achieve their master plan guidelines. Therefore, preliminary and final architectural drawings for building permit should bear the "No Objection" from the relevant developer before the submission to ADM. Approved Development Master Plan / Site Plan a copy of colored A1/A0 size print approved by Town Planning Department (scale 1:500 to 1:1000) shall be submitted, to include but not limited to the following information:

2.3

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Document No GR-01 Rev. 3 Date 6/24/2008 Public Amenities Occupancy / Population Density Service Corridor Retaining Structures Boundary Wall Plot Limit & Number Land Use, Zoning & Phasing Ingress & Egress Points Service Access Way Landscaping 2.4 2.5 Topography Existing & Proposed Levels Set-out Coordinates Utility Buildings Tunnels & Bridges

No objection letters from appropriate Authorities. (see BCC-01) Appointment letters 2.5.1 Appointment letter for Architects / Consultants. 2.5.2 Appointment letter for Contractor. 2.5.3 All appointment letters shall be signed and sealed by the owner / developer. Official valid trade licences from. 2.6.1 Consultants. 2.6.2 Contractors and Sub-Contractors. Applicable forms signed and sealed by owner, Consultant and or contractor. Applicable fees. Developers will bear the responsibility of clearing their sites during and after construction completion. Electronic format of all submitted drawings. Hard copies of drawings. (see DRG-01-Rev.4)

2.6

2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 3.0

General notes: The following are general notes that all submittals shall comply with. 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Consultants and Contractors shall adhere and comply with the applicable design codes & standards. (see DCS-01-Rev.2) Documents are clear and legible. Documents are in a sequential order and signed and sealed by the appropriate Consultant. Application form fully completed. All timelines in this procedure are subject to work load. If authority's comments are not clear, a scheduled appointment can be arranged with the respective municipality engineers/architects. Appendix S Requirements for Structural Engineering Submission shall also be referred to when preparing structural related submittals.

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GR-01-Rev.2 Page 2 of 3

ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Document No GR-01 Rev. 3 Date 6/24/2008

4.0

Time-line Schedule for Approvals: Category Document No. ARC-01 Rev.4 SIT-01 First Review 10 days 1 day Second Review 5-10 days -

Architectural Approval Temporary Fence, Site Preparation & Mobilization Approval Site Excavation Approval Foundation & Sub-Structure Approval Structural Approval END OF PROCEDURE

SIT-02 Rev.1 STR-01 Rev.1 STR-02 Rev.1

1 day 5 days 21 days

5 days 10 days

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ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

FEE SCHEDULE
Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION FEE-01 Rev. 1 Date 6/25/2007

This document outlines the fee structure that are to be implemented within the Building Permits Directorate at Abu Dhabi Municipality. 2.0 FEE SCHEDULE PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE Fees in AED 2000 100 500 500 500 200 INSURANCE SCHEDULE Fees in AED 10000 10000 1000 Unit Notes Unit Per/floor Notes

TABLE 1.4.10A

Type of Permit Construction of a new building Demolition of a building Issue a final certificate Additions Maintenance works Permit renewal TABLE 1.4.10B

Type of Permit Insurance Building Demolition New erection work Additions to existing buildings END OF THE PROCEDURE

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FEE-01-Rev1 Page 1 of 1

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DRAWINGS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN PERMITS


Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION DRG-01 Rev. 4 06/24/2008

This section explains in detail the drawings and documents that are required for various permits issued by the Building Permits Directorate. Applicants shall be aware that there may be changes over time. 2.0 SCALE AND LEGIBILITY OF DRAWINGS

The following scales should be adopted: Key / Location Plan Landscape Plan Site Plan Plans, Elevations, Sections Detail Designs 1:10,000 1: 500 to 1: 1,000 1: 500 to 1: 1,000 1: 100 to 1: 200 1: 20 to 1: 50

If any other scale is used, prior approval must be obtained from the Building Permits Directorate of Abu Dhabi Municipality Please note that the lettering on drawings must be readable and allow for reductions to be made. To accomplish this, lettering on a full size drawing must be easily readable. 3. DRAWING SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT 3.1. All drawings accompanying any application for approval shall be prepared, stamped and signed by the Qualified Consultant, who holds a valid trade license and registered with the Abu Dhabi Municipality. All drawings shall 3.2.1. Be produced in DWF format on a cd-rom complete with casing and project labels. for initial approval and review. 3.2.2. Be produced in 3 sets of paper prints and properly packaged in the prescribed box-files and clearly labeled. The drawings must reflect the final revision / correction, demonstrating full compliance with all authority comments for final building permit approval. 3.2.3. Be accompanied by a drawing list for each set of drawings. 3.2.4. Be produced in a clear, legible manner and following the drawing numbering according to the Building Permits Directorate:

3.2.

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DRAWINGS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN PERMITS


Document No DRG-01 For Architectural Drawings: i. Drawing List ii. Site Plan/Landscape Plan iii. Floor Plans iv. Elevations v. Sections vi. Details For Structural Drawings: All Drawings Rev. 4 06/24/2008

A000 A010 (10 series ie. 10-99) A100 (100 series ie. 100-199) A200 (200 series ie. 200-299) A300 (300 series ie. 300-399) A400 (400 series ie. 400-499) - S100 (100 series ie. 100-199)

3.2.5. Bear a title block in accordance to the format set out by the Building Permits Directorate, and reserve a space for authority's comments/signature/stamp at the bottom right corner of the title block (see DRG-01A) 3.2.6. Be fully annotated with appropriate notations and symbols. All dimensions shall be in metric (mm) 3.2.7. Demarcate clearly the new building works from the existing building by suitable annotation and markings. 3.2.8. Delineate clearly the different phasing of building works within the development by suitable annotation and markings. 3.2.9. Delineate clearly the building works to be deleted, demolished or removed by suitable annotation and markings. 3.2.10 Be numbered serially where the first plan is numbered as 1 of 'n' and the last plan as 'n' of 'n'. ( 'n' being the total number of pages of the relevant plans) 3.3. All building plans shall, where applicable, consist of or contain the following: 3.3.1. Gross Floor Area (GFA) Summary Drawing Sheet consisting a) Key plans (scaled-down plans) of all floors / storeys / levels showing clear mark-up of GFA within the proposed development(s). b) Summary tabulation of area that summarizes all floors as per declaration form FM-001A-Appendix C (Gross Floor Area Calculation Table) to be completed by Consultant.

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DRAWINGS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN PERMITS


Document No DRG-01 Rev. 4 06/24/2008 3.3.2. Landscape Plan (colored), showing a) Hardscape footpaths, walkways, plazas, courtyards, ramps etc. b) Softscape water features, pools, lawn, garden terraces etc. c) Free-standing structures gazebo, pergolas, tensile structure etc. 3.3.3. Site Plan, showing a) The location and layout of the site with boundary lines/plot limits verged in red. b) The outline of the building to be erected or building works to be carried out in color or otherwise. c) The north point and the number of the lot and adjoining lots in accordance to the affection plan issued by the Municipality. d) The distance between the new building to be erected or the building works to be carried out and the lot boundary. e) The retaining wall structure (if any) and perimeter fencing / gate / boundary wall. f) The existing and proposed platform levels and slopes. g) The ingress and egress to the site, to include clear markings of fire engine access way. 3.3.4. Plans, showing a) The purpose of every room or space in the building. b) The finished floor level and the structural slab level. c) The types of materials to be used for the main elements of the buildings. d) The grid lines or dimensions between columns, corridors, staircase landing and the thickness of walls and columns. e) The number on car lot and total provision, if it is to be used for car parking. f) The gradient of slope for ramps, pedestrians and vehicular. g) The type of plant, equipment or water tank proposed to be installed and the location of the equipment and every plant room or water tank room.

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DRAWINGS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN PERMITS


Document No DRG-01 Rev. 4 06/24/2008 h) Clear statements indicating every part of the building that is to be air-conditioned or mechanically ventilated. i) The reference section lines and elevation references on all plans. j) In respect of the ground floor The existing and proposed platform levels of the site and adjoining lots. The relationship between the internal and adjoining external spaces. The distance between the new building and the lot boundary. k) Other details or plans if required by the Building Permit Directorate. 3.3.5. Elevations, showing a) All architectural elevations/ facades of building(s) within the development. b) The grid lines or dimensions consistent with those on the floor plans. c) The finished floor level of each storey and the overall building height. d) Any cut-out spaces with suitable markings. e) All glazing components with suitable notations and symbols. f) Annotated finished materials for the building envelope. 3.3.6. Sections, showing a) The name of every space in the building traversed by the section line. b) The clear headroom of every space in the building. c) The vehicular ramps in car parking structure(s) above & below ground level. d) Any atrium space and/or high volumetric spaces in the building. e) The vertical circulation of the building eg. staircases, escalators, lifts etc. f) Perimeter gates, retaining walls, tunnels and suspended structure(s) eg. canopies, bridges etc.

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DRAWINGS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN PERMITS


Document No DRG-01 Rev. 4 06/24/2008 3.3.7. Details, showing a) typical staircase details b) typical building faade details c) canopy details d) skylight details e) boundary wall details f) any others (as requested) END OF PROCEDURE

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ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

STANDARD TITLE BLOCK


Document No DRG-01A Rev. 0 5/6/2007

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APPLICABLE DESIGN CODES AND STANDARDS


Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION DCS-01 Rev. 2 Date 6/25/2007

In addition to Abu Dhabi Municipality, Building Regulations and Guidelines, the following list of design codes and standards would be acceptable. 2.0 THE RECOGNIZED CODES

All new construction in Abu Dhabi after April 1st, 2006 should conform to one of the model codes listed hereafter: International Building Code, 2006 edition Published by the International Code Council www.iccsafe.org Building Regulations and Guidelines Green Book Municipality of Abu Dhabi 1994 Edition The following table provides a list of acceptable design codes and standards: Applicable Standards BSI
British Standards Institution

Edition Latest edition Latest edition Latest edition -

Comments Overall Construction Concrete Construction Structural Steel Works Uniform Building Code for Seismic Design

ACI

American Concrete Institute

AISC

American Institute for Steel Construction

UBC 1997 3.0 USE OF ONE CODE ONLY

It is crucial that the designer does not design a building using two different international codes. The designer should decide well in advance the code he intends to use and ensure that the same is used throughout the design and construction phase. If it became necessary to combine the two international standards, for example the Contractor may have to use steel produced to the British Standards for the design to AISC standards, the design consultant should carefully verify that the substitution will not have an adverse effect on the integrity of the structure designed and shall submit approval letter to BPD prior to job commencement. 4.0 MIXING OF CODE PROVISIONS

Mixing of different code provisions is not allowed unless an application for alternate materials and methods is submitted with the drawings and/or specifications for approval. END OF PROCEDURE ___________________________________________________________________
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ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL
Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION ARC-01 Rev. 4 24/06/2008

This section explains in detail the scope of the architectural approval. It elucidates on the procedures required by the Municipality to carry out an unbiased and uniform architectural assessment as part of the Municipality aim to better serve each development application. A complete set of architectural drawings in approved DWF format as described in DRG-01-Rev 4 shall be submitted for the initial architectural approval. 2.0 PURPOSE

The purpose of this review is to ensure that the building complies with applicable code as outlined in DCS-01-Rev.2 3.0 APPLICATION FORM & CHECKLIST

The Consultant is to complete the following forms and checklists at the beginning of Stage 2 Preliminary Planning & Concept Approval : a) Application form ( FM-001 ) Request for Architectural Approval b) Architectural Checklist ( FM-001A ) Planning & Building Design c) Declaration & Calculation Forms (FM-001A Appendix) : (i) FM-001A Appendix A-CP-Rev1 (Car Park Calculation Table) (ii) FM-001A Appendix B-SF-Rev1 (Sanitary Facilities/Fitting Calculation Table) (iii) FM-001A Appendix C-GFA (Gross Floor Area Calculation Table) 4.0 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

The following documents are the minimum requirement for architectural approval: 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 GFA Summary Drawing Sheet (see DRG-01-Rev4) Exterior elevations (in color). Perspectives exploring all sides of building (in color). Design narrative and building use. Floor plan. 4.5.1 Basement Plan if applicable. 4.5.2 Ground floor plan. 4.5.3 Mezzanine floor plan. 4.5.4 Typical floor plan. 4.5.5 Penthouse plans if applicable. 4.5.6 Roof Plan. Sections and details.

4.6

See DRG-01-Rev 4 for additional drawings, formats and more specific information on detailed drawings. 5.0 APPROVAL BY OTHER AUTHORITIES:
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Section 9-ARC-01-Rev4

ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL
Document No ARC-01 Rev. 4 24/06/2008

In addition to the authorities described in BCC-01 item 6.0, other relevant authority approval may be required by the Building Permits Directorate where applicable. Subject to the type, location and complexity of the development, the Building Permits Directorate will advise the consultant accordingly. 6.0 PROJECT PRESENTATION:

Depending on the complexity of the development and dynamic nature of the design, the Building Permits Directorate will inform the project team ie. consultants, engineers, project manager to prepare a project presentation for the concerned members from the Municipality. The project team is expected to deliver a comprehensive and concise project summary with emphasis on the following aspects of the proposal: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) m) Design concept and planning strategy Land use, zoning and phasing Population density Project mobilization date and expected completion date Site accessibility vehicular and pedestrian Car parking zoning and management Life safety strategy Logistics and waste management Environmental and sustainability strategy Landscaping Wind impact assessment (if applicable) Design for building security (if applicable) Handicap and public amenities provision

The project team is not required to go in-depth into specialized and technical details, and should limit the presentation to less than 30 minutes and commit 15 minutes for Question & Answer. Once the municipality is satisfied, the consultants can then proceed to submit the developed design drawings for approval. In addition to the responsibility of the consultant / designer to comply with the applicable codes and standards described in DCS-01-Rev.2, the onus of ensuring quality, safety and compliance to the Master Plan guidelines shall remain the responsibility of the developer. (see GR-01-Rev.2, item 2.2 )

7.0

TIMELINE FOR APPROVAL

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ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL
Document No ARC-01 Rev. 4 24/06/2008

The municipality will process the architectural approval or issue a clear correction list / commented drawings within Ten (10) working days of receiving complete submittal as per 4.0 Documents Required for approval. If the Municipality deems the submittal as incomplete and issues the authority comments (via email and/or return of commented drawings). The Municipality will refer to this issuance as the First Correction". The applicant should respond to the corrections requested within 30 days (45 days for large projects) to avoid permit application expiration. Once the corrected documents are resubmitted, the municipality will have 10 working days to perform a 2nd review. If documents still have corrections to be made the municipality will issue a "Second Correction" and so forth up to a maximum of 3 reviews. If the same non-compliance persists after the 3rd review or resubmission, the Building Permits Directorate reserves the right to cancel the application and the applicant shall make a fresh submission and pay the applicable fees to the municipality unless the Consultant can provide valid reasons for extension. END OF PROCEDURE

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Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

Request for Architectural Approval


Owner Name and Contact information (stamped & signed by Owner)

Area

Sector

Plot

Consultant Name and Contact Information (stamped and signed by Consultant)

Contractor Name and Contact Information (stamped and signed by Contractor)

Office Use:

FM-001

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Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

Architectural Checklist (1)


S/no. 1 Item

Planning Consideration
Complied plot Remarks

Proposed building structure(s) are within boundary in accordance with Affection Plan.

Proposed building(s) achieve required setback distances from plot boundaries and building-tobuilding distances, in accordance with local codes and/or Master Plan development control regulation (if applicable) Traffic impact study (if applicable) specific to the development shall be submitted to Roads Department to obtain approval. Environmental impact study (if applicable) specific to the development shall be submitted to Environmental Agency Department to obtain approval. Provision of adequate ingress and egress points for both private and public vehicles. Provision of service & fire-fighting access way (approved by Civil Defense Department) to be clearly annotated on site plan. Provision of on-site/off-street car/bus/coach parking facilities and calculation/analysis sheet for the development(s). In compliance with local/international standards or the Master Plan development control regulation (if applicable) Refer Appendix A: Car Parking Calculation Table Provision of adequate refuse collection/disposal area(s) with appropriate waste management strategy. Provision of electrical substation and other utility service spaces as required by service authorities. Outline of future and/or other proposed phased building(s) within the plot boundary. Provision of public amenities (ie landscaped garden, plazas, toilets, footpaths, handicap facilities, prayer rooms, car parking, taxi pick-up area, etc. Location of plant rooms, refuse centre, loading docks, back-of-house facilities and other utility structures (ground or roof top level) shall be aesthetically screened from the general public and be provided with a dedicated ingress/egress access.

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FM-001A

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Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

Architectural Checklist (2)


S/no. 1 Item

Building Design Consideration


Complied Remarks

Habitable space(s) shall meet local/international standards in terms of sizes, ceiling/floor height, ventilation and daylight requirements. Provision of adequate exit/escape passageway, fire/smoke-stop lobby, firemen lifts and escape staircases, fire control room shall meet Civil Defense requirement and/or comply with approved international fire codes. Provision of adequate handicap facilities and barrierfree accessibility for special needs people (disabled) shall meet international barrier-free codes. Provision of adequate sanitary facilities/public amenities shall meet occupancy needs in accordance to local/international standards or Master Plan development control regulation (if applicable) Refer Appendix B: Sanitary Fittings Calculation Table Internal/external horizontal circulation elements (ie driveways, ramps, corridors, stairs) shall meet local/international standards. Internal/external vertical circulation elements (ie staircases, lifts) shall meet local/international standards. Plot fencing/boundary wall shall be within plot boundary and designed to comply with local standards Vehicular and pedestrian ramps shall meet the minimum gradient/slope in accordance to local/international standards. Provision of protective/safety barriers (ie railings, parapet walls) along trafficable platforms/public accessible routes shall meet local/international standards. Proposed building projections beyond plot limits (ie shading devices, balcony, terrace, signage & billboards) shall comply with local codes and shall subject to further review by relevant authorities. Rev 0

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FM-001A

Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

Architectural Checklist (2)


S/no. Item

Building Design Consideration


Complied Remarks

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Proposed basement space(s) shall be limited to nonhabitable usage for services (ie workshops, car parking, MEP rooms). All basement levels shall be adequately ventilated and achieves minimum headroom of 2.4m from finished floor level. Ensure the wind effect at pedestrian levels are within the comfort level (to be verified by Wind Tunnel Test), otherwise, adequate wind-breaking features shall be provided to meet the required comfort levels. Proposed building faade and embellishments shall not contradict the local culture. Ensure adequate day lighting for all habitable spaces within the development, and complying to local and/or international standards. Ensure adequate ventilation for both habitable and non-habitable spaces within the development, and complying to local and/or international standards. Provision of minimum of 1.0m wide pedestrian sidewalks or pavement at building(s) perimeter. The sidewalk/pavement shall be minimum 150mm above the surrounding road/street levels. The internal ground level of all buildings shall achieve a minimum of 450mm above the surround road/street levels. The total number & sizes of tread(T) and riser(R), shall be indicated at the start of each flight of staircase. Minimum tread(T) size shall be 280mm. Minimum riser(R) size shall be 100mm and not more than 180mm.

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APPENDIX A CAR PARKING CALCULATION TABLE ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CAR PARKING CALCULATION TABLE Project Title : Project description Use of building(s) detailing number of floor of building(s), and number of basement levels per building. Location : Precinct/District - Sector number Plot number (as per Affection Plan ) (a)
Phase

(b)
Description of Land Use

(c)
Parking Rate

(d)
Parking Spaces Required for Proposed Development
Square meters multiply parking rate, by land use type, aggregated to total

(e)
Total Parking Spaces Provided by Proposed Development
Number of spaces to be provided as an element of the proposed development.

(f)
Parking Excess (Shortfall)

(g)
Drawings of Existing Parking Spaces

(h)
Drawings of Proposed Development Parking Facilities

Use a separate row for each phase of the project

Square meters by land use type or number of residential units by type

Refer approved parking rates from Roads Department Refer IBC section 1106 for accessible parking rates

Column (e) minus column (d)

Yes / No

Yes / No

Reasons for Waiver : Supporting documents shall be submitted to substantiate the shortfall / under provision of the required car parking spaces / facilities in the proposed development Subject to the approval of the Authority.

Waiver : Approved / Rejected


NOTE : 1.

Date : _____________

2. 3.

The development description shall describe the intensity of each land use. For large development whose precise mix of uses is not known at the time of preliminary architectural review application, an estimated mix of land uses shall be established as the basis of car park computation & analysis. The applicant shall follow-up with the final & updated car park analysis table during the final building permit application, ensuring sufficient parking supply to meet all of the parking demand generated by the proposed development. The local car parking rates (Roads Department) shall be adopted as the basis for car parking computation. Alternatively, the consultant shall adopt the car parking standards/rates set out in the approved Master Plan Development Control Package issued by the Developer (if applicable)

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APPENDIX B SANITARY FACILITIES CALCULATION TABLE ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SANITARY FACILITIES CALCULATION TABLE Project Title : Project description Use of building(s) detailing number of floor of building(s), and number of basement levels per building. Location (a)
Descriptionof Land Use & Expected Occupancy
Square meters by land use type & occupancy within the space

: Precinct/District - Sector number Plot number (as per Affection Plan ) (b)
Sanitary Appliances Requirement based on International Code (ie International Plumbing Code-Chapter 4)
WB WC UR SH Stating the rates and requirements as per codes.

(c)
Male

(d)
Excess / Shortfall (+/-)

(e)
Female

(e)
Excess / Shortfall (+/-)

(f)
Disabled Prv Req

(g)
Excess / Shortfall (+/-)

(h)
Baby / Toddler Changing Room) Prv Req

(k)
Excess / Shortfall (+/-)

Prv

Req

Prv

Req

Legend : WB=Wash Basin, WC=Washing Cistern, UR=Urinals, SH=Showers, Prv=Provided, Req=Required Reasons for Waiver : Supporting documents shall be submitted to substantiate the shortfall / under provision of the required sanitary facilities in the proposed development Subject to the approval of the Authority.

Waiver : Approved / Rejected


NOTE : 1. 2. 3.

Date : _____________

The development description shall describe the intensity of each land use. For large development whose precise mix of uses is not known at the time of preliminary architectural review application, an estimated mix of land uses shall be established as the basis of sanitary facilities computation & analysis. The applicant shall follow-up with the final & updated sanitary facilities calculation table during the final building permit application, ensuring sufficient sanitary appliances to meet all of the amenities demand generated by the proposed development. The latest IBC 2006 sanitary appliances rates/requirement shall be adopted as the basis for sanitary facilities calculation if no local standards can satisfy the current program. Alternatively, the consultant shall adopt the sanitary facilities/appliance standards/rates set out in the approved Master Plan Development Control Package issued by the Developer (if applicable)

BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

APPENDIX C GROSS FLOOR AREA CALCULATION TABLE ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

GROSS FLOOR AREA* CALCULATION TABLE ( To be submitted in conjunction with the Gross Floor Area Summary Drawing Sheet ) Project Title : Project description Use of building(s) detailing number of floor of building(s), and number of basement levels per building. Location : Precinct/District - Sector number Plot number (as per Affection Plan)

Gross Floor Area Breakdown :


Block or Tower No. Storey GFA ( m2 )
Residential

Breakdown of Proposed Gross Floor Area by use in m2


Commercial/Office ( Delete/Edit where applicable ) Retail Hospitality Healthcare Industrial Others

Total UPC Approved Development & Land Use


Consultant to attach UPC approval letter and/or supporting documents

Site Area (m2) & Land Use

Total GFA Approved by Urban Planning Council


Residential Commercial/Office ( Delete/Edit where applicable ) Retail Hospitality Healthcare Industrial Others

Declaration by Consultant
I/We hereby certify that the information and the calculation given above is correct and all digital data representing the development is drawn to scale for the above proposal.
____________________________________________

Date, Name & Signature of Principal Consultant

*Gross Floor Area (GFA) includes all covered areas in a building or structure (below & above grade) measured from the external sides of the building,
inclusive of all circulation corridors, staircases, service/utility rooms, stores, amenities, lobby, balconies (enclosed on 3 sides). It excludes all mechanical floor and car parking floors.

Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

Structural Checklist ENABILIG WORKS


S/no. 1 2 3 Item Complied Remarks

Traffic impact study approved by Road Section, if applicable for the project. Approved site plan. Service clearance for site. (NOC) Copy of receipt from architectural section of Building Permit Directorate confirming submittal of architectural drawings to the Directorate. Soil investigation report. Shoring layout. Shoring sections and details. Detailed calculations for shoring from specialist and approved by the consul tant. Depth of excavation.

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Structural Checklist SUB-STRUCTRE


S/no. 1 2 3 Item Complied Remarks

Completion of requirements for enabling works as applicable. Design philosophy and design criteria. Foundation / substructure complete details. plans with

Calculations for column loads by tributary area method and by approved computer software. Columns and shear wall layout showing reactions from the most critical load combinations. (Design load) Detailed design calculations for proposed foundation, including columns and shear walls, as well as basement retaining walls, at foundation level. Schedule of columns with reinforcement and sizes and sections. Structural framing (Schematic design) for all floors showing the assumed sizes of structural elements. An electronic copy of the structural 3D model for the lateral stability analysis. The study should include all structural elements and all the applied loads. Wind tunnel study if required.

10

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Item

Complied

Remarks

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Piling plan as applicable, showing the reactions from the most critical load combinations (Service loads). Brief specifications and applicable notes for the foundation & piles, presented on drawings. Pile design by specialist and approved by the consultant. Piling details showing pile length, reinforcement details, pile size and capacity, cut off & toe levels. Proposed location of tower crane within the approved plot area This check list should cover the latest Abu Dhabi Municipality requirements for structural Section submissions.

12

13

14

15

16

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Structural Checklist SUPERSTRUCTURE


S/no. 1 2 3 Item Complied Remarks

Final structural drawings. Detailed design calculations. Schedule of columns with reinforcement and sizes and detailed sections. Detailed sectional plans and elevations for shear walls showing all dimensions and reinforcement. Schedule of beams, with reinforcement and sizes, including typical beam elevation and sections. General notes for structural elements. Plans, sections and details of swimming pools, reinforced concrete water tanks, and significant architectural features. Plan & section for staircases showing all dimensions and steel reinforcement.

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TEMPORARY FENCE, SITE PREPARATION AND MOBILIZATION PERMIT


Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION SIT-01 Rev.1 Date 7/03/2006

Before starting any new construction project on any site you must first build an approved site fence around the property for protection of the site and the public. 2.0 WORK ALLOWED UNDER THIS PERMIT

The purpose of this type of permit is to allow the applicant or owner to begin construction while the full working drawings for the project are still being reviewed. The scope of construction under this permit will only include site preparation, grading, and construction of the perimeter fence. The applicant may not pour concrete or drive piling for the foundation under this permit. 3.0 APPLICATION FORM

Application form at the Building Permits Directorate (See FM-002) to be completed and submitted. 4.0 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

To obtain the fence permit, refer to the general requirements GR-01 Rev2 and you will also need to submit the following documents: 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Site plan showing limits of fence construction with the overall dimensions. Fence Elevations. Sections and details showing anchorage, material, color, design, etc. Specifications. Letter from contactor and consultants summarizing safety measures on site during construction. Location & details of site office, if available.

See DRG-01 Rev2 for drawing formats and more specific information on drawings. See Appendix S for more detail submission requirements. 5.0 APPROVAL OF THIS PERMIT TYPE

After completing all steps the Building Permits Directorate will inspect and verify that the fences are erected properly, as per requirement. 6.0 CONSTRUCTION OF THE FENCE

The following specifications shall be considered in constructing the temporary fence:

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Document No SIT-01 Rev.1 Date 7/03/2006 Install a signboard showing the project name, owners name, consultants name, contractors name, the building permit number and the date of the permit. This sign should be clearly visible and legible from the project entrance. 7.0 The sections of the fence shall be made from non-combustible material and to be painted with appropriate color. The fence shall be properly fixed into the ground. The distance between the sections of the fence shall not exceed 5 cm and the height from the ground shall not exceed 10 cm. The height of the fence shall be greater than 2.5 meters. The width of the fence entrance shall be less than 5 meters. Refer to applicable codes for other requirements. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR BIG PROJECTS

Some projects are too big and might require large staging areas. In this event, a large storage area might translate into constructing a temporary fence on an adjacent property (see diagram below). Consultants and/or contractors are required to submit written approval from plot 2 owner / developer, explicitly allowing them to construct such a fence on his property. Plot #1 Plot #2
Proposed Fence

All projects or new constructions need to obtain their temporary fence prior to obtaining any other building permits. 8.0 TIMELINE FOR REVIEW The review teams will complete their review and approve the permit or they will provide a clear correction list within less than one (1) working day of receiving the complete submittal as per 4.0 Documents Required , for review. If the Municipality deems the submittal incomplete and or issues a First Correction List, the Municipality will refer to the first review of the project the as first review . The applicant should respond to the corrections requested within six months to avoid permit application expiration.

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Document No SIT-01 Rev.1 Date 7/03/2006

9.0

END OF THIS PERMIT PHASE

Once the full building permit is issued, the Temporary fence, site preparation and mobilization permit phase will be terminated, although temporary fencing should remain until the end of the project (final completion certificate). END OF PROCEDURE

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Owner

Area

Sector

Plot

Consultant Name and Contact Information

Contractor Name and Contact Information

Office Use:

FM-002

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EXCAVATION PERMIT
Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION SIT-02 Rev. 1 Date 7/03/2007

Site fence has to be erected and approved by ADM inspector before the contractor can submit for excavation permit. 2.0 WORK ALLOWED UNDER THIS PERMIT

The purpose of this type of permit is to allow the applicant or owner to begin excavation of the site while the full working drawings for the project are still being reviewed. The scope of construction under this permit will only include excavation, dewatering, shoring and soil compaction. The applicant may not pour concrete or drive piling for the foundation under this permit. 3.0 APPLICATION FORM

Please obtain an application form from the Building Permits Directorate (See FM004) to be completed. 4.0 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Following documents have to be submitted. 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Traffic impact study approved by the roads section. Approved site plan Service clearance for site Soil investigation report Shoring layout Shoring section and details Detailed calculations for shoring from specialist and approved by consultant Depth of excavation

See DRG-01 Rev2 for drawing formats and more specific information on drawings. See Appendix S for more detail submission requirements. 5.0 TIMELINE FOR REVIEW

The review teams will complete their review and approve the excavation permit or they will provide a clear correction list within One (1) working day of receiving complete submittal as per 4.0 Documents Required , for review. If the Municipality deems the submittal incomplete and/or issues a First Correction List, the Municipality will refer to the first review of the project the first review . The applicant should respond to the corrections requested within six months to avoid permit application expiration. ___________________________________________________________________
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EXCAVATION PERMIT
Document No SIT-02 Rev. 1 Date 7/03/2007

6.0

END OF THIS PERMIT PHASE

Once the full building permit is issued this excavation permit phase will be terminated END OF PROCEDURE

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Request For Excavation Permit


Owner/Developer:

Area:

Sector:

Plot:

Consultant Name and Contact Information:

Contractor Name and Contact Information:

Office Use:

FM-004

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FOUNDATION AND SUB-STRUCTURE


Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION STR-01 Rev.1 7/3/2007

Structural concept design must be approved prior to submitting to foundation and pile permit. ADM reserve the right of granting this type of permit based on project size. 2.0 WORK ALLOWED UNDER THIS PERMIT The scope of construction works under this permit will only include foundation and piling works. Other works, such as basement construction, shall not commence under this permit. 3.0 APPLICATION FORM

The Applicant must complete the Standard Application Form (FM-003), Request for Foundation and Piling Permit and submit to the BPD. 4.0 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

The following documents need to be submitted together with the application: 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Completion of requirements for enabling works as applicable Design philosophy and design criteria Foundation \ Substructure Plans with complete details Calculation for column loads by tributary area method and approved by computer software Columns and shear wall layout showing reactions from the most critical load combinations ( Design load ) Detailed design and drawings for proposed foundation, including columns and shear walls, as well as basement retaining walls, at foundation level Schedule of columns with reinforcement and sizes and sections. Structural framing (Schematic design) for all floors showing the assumed sizes of structural elements. An electronic copy of the structural 3D model for the lateral stability analysis. The study should include all structural elements and all the applied loads. Wind tunnel study if required. Piling plan as applicable, showing the reactions from the most critical load combinations ( Service loads )

4.7 4.8 4.9

4.10 4.11

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Brief specifications and applicable notes for foundation & piles, presented on drawings. Pile design by specialist and approved by the consultant Piling details showing pile length, reinforcement details, pile size and capacity, cut off & toe levels. Proposed location of tower crane within the approved plot area

Refer to Section GR-01 Rev2 for drawing formats and other information required to be shown on the drawings. See Appendix S for more detail submission requirements. 5.0 REQUESTS FOR INSPECTIONS

The Contractor must submit their request for inspection to the Building Permits Directorate at least 2 working days prior to the commencement of the piling works, foundation casting, pile load testing or any other works that required such an inspection. 6.0 TIMELINE FOR REVIEW

The review teams will complete their review and approve the submittal or they will provide a clear correction list within five (5) working days of receiving the complete submittal, as per Section 4.0, Documents Required, for review. If the Municipality deems the submittal incomplete, and/or issues a First Correction List, the Municipality will refer to the first review of the project as the "first review" After the re-submission of the amended document to the Municipality, the review teams will have 5 working days to perform the 2nd review. The reviewing process will continue until all requirements have been complied with and the design approved by the Municipality. 7.0 END OF THIS PERMIT PHASE

Once the full building permit is issued, this permit for Foundation and Piling Works shall be terminated automatically.

END OF PROCEDURE

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Owner

Area

Sector

Plot

Consultant Name and Contact Information

Contractor Name and Contact Information

Office Use:

FM-003

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FULL STRUCTURAL APPROVAL


Document No STR-02 Rev. 1 Date 07/02/2007

1.0

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this type of permit is to allow the applicant to proceed with a full scale construction after all other requirements are met.

2.0

APPLICATION FORM

The Applicant must complete the (FM-005) form, and submit to the BPD along with the necessary documents.

3.0

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

The permit application process is very much the same as for a normal review and the permit process, since the applicant must also obtain a full building permit for the project to be allowed to proceed. 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Final structure drawings. Detailed design calculations Detailed sectional plans and elevations for shear walls showing all dimensions and reinforcement Schedule of beams, with reinforcement and sizes, including typical beam elevation and sections General notes for structural elements Plans, sections and details of swimming pools, reinforced concrete water tanks, and significant architectural features Plan and section for staircases showing all dimensions and steel reinforcement

See DRG-01 Rev3 for drawing formats and more specific information on the drawings. See Appendix S for more detail submission requirements. If the plans are acceptable, a letter stating this approval is sent back to the project coordinator's office center. This letter will be placed into the project file at the BPD.

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Document No STR-02 Rev. 1 Date 07/02/2007

4.0

ISSUANCE OF THIS TYPE OF PERMIT

Once the Municipality is satisfied that the review is acceptable, it will issue a full structural permit allowing the applicant to proceed with construction of the structural system.

5.0

TIMELINE FOR REVIEW

The review teams will complete their review and approve the submittal or they will provide a clear correction list within twenty one (21) working days of receiving the complete submittal, as per Section 4.0, Documents Required, for review. If the Municipality deems the submittal incomplete, and/or issues First Correction List, the Municipality will refer to the first review of the project the "first review". The applicant should ensure to respond to each item listed in the Structural Engineer's review. If the comments are unclear, a meeting can be scheduled between the applicant and the engineer who reviewed the plan. The applicant should respond to the corrections requested within six months to avoid permit application expiration. Once the corrected plans are submitted back to the Municipality, the review team will have 10 working days to perform a second review. If corrections have been made, the plans will be approved. If further corrections are needed, the Municipality will issue a Second Correction List.

END OF PROCEDURES

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Owner

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Contractor Name and Contact Information

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APPENDIX S

ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SUBMISSIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. PILING ... .................................................................................................................................. ..1 1.1 Geotechnical Report ...................................................................................................1 1.2 Information to be Shown on Drawings ... ......................................................................2 1.2.1 Shoring ............................................................................................................. ..2 1.2.2 Piling ... ...........................................................................................................2 1.3 Calculations... ......................................................................................................... .2 1.3.1 Application Codes ... .........................................................................................3 2. SUPERSTRUCTURE ............................................................................................................... .4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 General Requirements ... ............................................................................................ ..4 Design Checklist .........................................................................................................4 Additional Foundation Requirements ..............................................................................6 Additional Vertical Element Requirements ... ............................................................... ..7 Additional Horizontal Element Requirements............................................................... .8 Modelling of Superstructure and Specialist Design Considerations... ..........................9

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1.

PILING 1.1 Geotechnical Report

Detailed geotechnical investigation reports shall be submitted with the structural drawings for every project by the consultant. The consultant shall ensure that the required amount of boreholes are carried out to the required depth by the geotechnical engineer, to the requirements of the nominated Code of Practice for site investigations. Geotechnical investigation reports are to contain, but not be limited to, the following information as applicable: Parameters for the geotechnical design of piles Assessment of geotechnical conditions of pile construction and installation Potential for ground heave, damage to adjacent structures or neighbouring piles Vibration effects and potential for damage to adjacent structures Near surface conditions for lateral load design Spring stiffness of vertical and lateral soil (varying with depth), as required for design purposes (for piles and rafts) Allowable bearing capacity of the founding material Allowable shaft adhesion Recommendations for reasonable footing systems Short term and long term design parameters, in particular for retaining walls Allowable and tieback restraint parameters for shoring design Potential for slope instability Potential for liquefaction and design requirements and/or ground improvement techniques to overcome the phenomenon Assessment of site conditions on pile durability (sulphates, chlorides, PH in soil and water) Groundwater level, dewatering requirements and possible affect on surrounding buildings Earthquake ground classification factor in accordance to the requirements of the Uniform Building Code Excavation of soil and rock Porosity of the soil for possible concrete aggression Any other comments relevant to design and construction as may be revealed by the investigation and testing Subsequent to completion of soil investigation works and all necessary laboratory testing, the consultant must submit documents certifying that: All soil investigation works and laboratory works have been witnessed by a qualified representative of the consultant All works have been carried out in accordance with the nominated Code of Practice for site investigations. Proper equipment and tools, duly calibrated, have been used by qualified and experienced personnel during all soil investigation and testing works, and that the test results have been reviewed and approved by the consultant.

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1.2
1.2.1

Information to be Shown on Drawings


Shoring
Drawings containing excavation plan and sections showing and dewatering details by specialist contractor. Detailed calculations. Guarantee letter from consultant

1.2.2

Piling
Piling plan showing pile length, reinforcement, legend for pile capacity, pile testing cut-off levels etc. Pile caps layout including column and shear wall location with dimensions Pile caps sections showing raft thickness and bottom level at raft in relation to Datum Structural framing (general arrangements) for all floors including column locations, floating column location if any, beams, slabs etc. including the load transfer mechanism

1.3

Calculations
Design philosophy, complete design criteria and assumptions Column load calculation by area method Column load calculation by analytical method Stability analysis for wind and seismic loads including drift and check for human comfort criteria is to be enclosed Loads on columns, shear walls including wind and seismic moments are to be marked in the drawing of pile copy layout for critical load cases Pile reactions for all critical load cases Modulus of sub grade reaction and seismic parameters approved by geotechnical investigation consultant Pile capacity calculation by specialised piling contractor A soft copy of the structural model including all the structural elements shall be submitted on CD, together with the above mentioned calculations Each drawing shall be signed by design engineer

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1.3.1

Application Codes

Dead and Live Loads BS 6399:1996 Part-1 BS 6399: 1988 Part-3 Adopted dead and live loads shall satisfy the recommendations of Abu Dhabi Municipality Seismic Loads UBC 97 Volume 2, Division 3V Zone 2A Wind Load ASCE -7-02 Chapter 6 Shall be based on basic wind speed of 40 m/sec Reliable wind tunnel study reflecting climatic site conditions where it look provision is not applicable Serviceability Limits All buildings shall be designed to limit maximum drift under 50 year wind load to 1/500 of building height All buildings shall be designed to limit inter story drift to 1/500 of the height and no more than 10 year under serviceability 10 year wind 38m/sec Adequate provisions shall be adopted to eliminate risk and damage to nonstructural elements due to inter story drift, creek, shrinkage, etc. Wind induced vibration due to 10 year wind shall be limited to 15mg for residential and hotel building and 20mg for office towers

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2.

SUPERSTRUCTURE 2.1 General Requirements

The requirements of the Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Regulations and Guidelines for Structural Design -1994 shall be applicable unless superseded with this document. Design of the superstructure and foundations shall be based on the requirements of the latest and relevant British, American or Australian Standards and the Uniform Building Code for earthquake loads for Zone 2A. Structural design of all projects submitted to the Municipality for approval, shall ensure that the work is carried out by licensed and qualified consultants, with structural engineers having the necessary qualifications and experience. Design philosophy, complete design criteria and assumptions shall be submitted. Whenever requested by the Structural Engineering Section of the Buildings Directorate, detailed design calculations based on the above stated Codes of Practice shall be submitted. Consultants shall ensure that structures are economically designed (as appropriate), and must ensure that designs and details are buildable. All Stage Two drawings shall be accompanied by a letter of guarantee from the certifying consultant and shall clearly identify the primary designer responsible for the design.

2.2

Design Checklist

Consultants submitting structural drawings for approval must ensure they have designed the foundations and the superstructure in accordance with the following general checklist: Fire Rating Requirements Structural adequacy Integrity Insulation Durability Requirements Corrosion resistance Chemical attack resistance Crack control Waterproofing

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Loading Requirements Dead loads Live load (including any pattern load and heavy load/compactus requirements) Wind load Earthquake loads Earth pressures Water pressures Buoyancy loads Ground movements and differential foundation settlements. Dynamic effects/vibration resonance loads Thermal loads Creep Moisture variation (shrinkage and swelling) Expansion loads Axial shortening of columns Pre-stress (hyperstatic reactions) Impact and breaking loads Fatigue Construction loads Serviceability requirements Deflections/sag (including allowance long term creep and shrinkage effects) Hogging (especially for post tensioned beams and cantilever back spans) Axial shortening/extension Rotation due to torsional effects Crack control (minimum pre stress level for post tensioned concrete) Allowance for articulation of masonry wall as required Allowance for brittle finishes Stability Requirements Overturning and uplift Buoyancy Sliding Strength Requirements Flexural strength (including minimum strength requirements) Beam shear strength (including minimum strength requirements) Punching shear strength Torsional strength. Bearing strength Anchor strength for post tensioned beams Foundation strength Pre stress levels within acceptable limits Detailing Requirements Tendon placement priority over reinforcement Tendon/reinforcement clash at columns etc. Penetrations through slabs and beams Set downs, steps and sloping surfaces

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2.3

Additional Foundation Requirements

Buildings with basements require approval of all basement floor plans from the Town Planning Department of the Buildings Directorate and all concerned Service Departments. The submitted drawings shall clearly indicate the distance to the outer face of any permanent or temporary training system. (i.e. diaphragm walls, secant pile walls, contiguous pile walls etc.) from the inner face of the basement walls. Ground anchors supporting retaining systems for excavations, shall not extend into adjacent plots or into areas of highly concentrated utilities and service lines in all circumstances, clearances shall be obtained from the relevant service departments. Pile foundations together with shallow foundations shall not be permitted to support the same superstructure, unless isolated. Foundations calculations shall (if required by the Municipality) address the design issues of stability, durability. Serviceability and ultimate general requirements are: Stability Overturning and uplift Buoyancy Sliding. Slope stability Durability Corrosion resistance Chemical attack resistance Crack control if required Serviceability Deflections/sag including allowance long term creep and shrinkage effects) Axial shortening (in particular for piles) Rotation of footings Bearing stress Ultimate Punching shear Beam shear Flexural strength Torsional strength Anchor strength *Geotechnical reports shall be submitted to the requirements of Part 1, Piling.

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2.4

Additional Vertical Element Requirements

Load calculation by tributary area method and moment shear factor method should accompanied by plan drawings indicating the tributary areas. The use of software to calculate column reactions is permitted, although should be accompanied by hand calculations using the prior mentioned methods. Calculations must show if columns are short or slender, according to the code provision. All column design must be accompanied by moment interaction diagrams taking into account slenderness effects. Additional bending moments due to column beam/slab joints must be included in calculations, including any secondary effects (hyper static reactions) from unbalanced posttensioning reactions.

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2.5

Additional Horizontal Element Requirements

Edge beams around a radius and general torsionally loaded beams must allow for additional longitudinal reinforcement and stirrups. All stirrups must be closed to ensure adequate torsional resistance is achieved. Slabs modelled using the finite element method must clearly indicate all assumptions considered to predict deflections, and must ensure that full moment connections are not modelled where they can develop into pinned connections. Transfer slabs must be limit deflections to span/1000 to ensure that elements and partitions on above floors do not crack. Include: All plans and sections relevant to the project for all structural elements Class and, where appropriate, grade designation of concrete Exposure classification Reference number and date of issue of applicable design standard Fire rating (if not specified on architectural drawings) Loading (superimposed dead load and live load to all slab plans and wind and earthquake loads) Grade and type of reinforcement and tendons General notes Concrete cover to reinforcement The finish and method of control for unformed surfaces Class of formwork for the surface finish Curing procedure and duration The force required in each tendon, the maximum jacking force to be applied and the order in which the tendons are to be stressed The location and details of planned construction or movement joints connections and splices, and the method to be used for their protection The minimum period of time before stripping of forms and removal of shores Any constraints on construction assumed in the design Any special protective coatings Characteristic compressive strength at 28 days Characteristic flexural strength if required Characteristic indirect tensile strength if required Mean 7 days strength Other early age strength Slump of concrete. Cement type Maximum aggregate size Water/cement ratio Maximum 56 day shrinkage Density if required. Maximum water soluble acid (chloride ion) if required Maximum sulphate content (SO3) if required Temperature range at point of discharge if required Testing requirements if required Project assessment of concrete production if required

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2.6

Modelling of Superstructure and Specialist Design Considerations

Stability analysis for wind and seismic loads including drift The following criteria applies (and should be corrected pending a wind tunnel test): Maximum drift for a 50 year return period less than height/500 Maximum inter-story drift less than height/500 with a serviceability wind of 38m/sec. Wind Tunnel Testing The following serviceability requirements shall be adopted in the absence of accurate wind tunnel testing for buildings: Maximum root means square (rms) acceleration for a 5 year return period less than 5 milli-gs, or Maximum peak acceleration for a 5 year return period as specified in the table below. Period Peak Acceleration (milli-g)# 1 7.0 2 10.2 3 12.0 4 13.5 5 14.5 6 15.5 7 16.6 8 17.4 9 18.6 10 19.2 # Note: For office buildings, peak accelerations maybe 20% higher. Specialist Design Considerations Towers which have a natural frequency of less than 1Hz or height more than or equal to twice the least plan dimension or are irregular vertically such as weak stories, transfer slabs, transfer girders etc should carry out the following:. Require dynamic analysis using response spectrum method for seismic load Columns should be designed and studied due to shortening and creep where required Wind tunnel test required when the code provision is not applicable An electronic copy of the structural 3D-Model including all structural elements, must be submitted together with the abovementioned calculations, clearly stating all methodology All joints shall be seismically detailed (as required) Framed building must ensure that plastic hinges develop in the beams and not the columns to prevent entire collapse in an overload condition. It is therefore required that the column is stiffer than the adjoining beam.

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BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

PERMIT REVISION, EXPIRATION & RENEWAL PROCESS


Document No EXP-01 Rev. 0 Date 9/21/2006

1.0

INTRODUCTION:

Building Permits will expire if the related projects have not shown any progress for significant durations of time. A re-application for a building permit is required If applicants allow these permits to expire and Fees will have to be paid again. 2.0 PERMIT EXPIRATION:

The following table summarizes the length of inactivity allowed between each project milestone that would cause a permit to expire. Days until Expiration 365

Item 1

Milestone Description From the time a project receives an architectural review approval to the time the applicant must re-apply for a building permit or apply for a site preparation permit From the time a project receives a site preparation permit to the time when the applicant must re-apply for the same construction permit. Time from the Building Permits Directorate approval until the time the applicant collects his permit and pays his fees From the time that a permit is paid for and granted to the time when work actually begins on the job site From the time when construction activity on a job site terminates to the time it commence again. REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME

60

3 4 5

60 90 180

3.0

The applicant, prior to the expiration of their permit, can apply for a time extension by writing a letter to the Building Permits Directorate stating the reason for an extension. Only one extension of a building permit per project will be granted. 4.0 REVISION TO CURRENT PERMITS

It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Building Department about any changes to the project design or configuration. All modifications have to be revised and submitted to ADM for approval.

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BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

PERMIT REVISION, EXPIRATION & RENEWAL PROCESS


Document No EXP-01 Rev. 0 Date 9/21/2006

5.0

RENEWAL OF EXPIRED PERMTIS

Once a permit has expired, the applicant has to re-apply from the beginning of the application process. Municipality employees will endeavor to minimise the time delay that re-applying may cause, but make no guarantees. It is clearly the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their permits do not expire. END OF PROCEDURE

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Department of Municipalities & Agriculture Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permits Directorate Phone 678-8888 Fax 677-2003

REQUEST FOR INSPECTION


PERMIT NUMBER: INSPECTION TYPE: DATE: BUILDING NUMBER:

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

Area: Owner/Developer:

Sector:

Plot:

Consultant Name and Contact Information:

Contractor Name and Contact Information:

INSPECTION RESULTS: COMMENTS:

PASS

FAIL

DATE:

INSPECTOR:

Office Use:

FIN-001

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MUNICIPAL INSPECTION PROCESS


Document No 1.0 INTRODUCTION IN-01 Rev.1 Date 07/11/2006

This document outlines the general process adopted for inspection requests and performing inspection. This document defines ways of submission of an inspection / re-inspection request. It highlights mandatory hold points, where Municipality clearance is required prior to proceeding with construction activities (i.e., it indicates when to submit an Inspection Request). This document discusses the Inspection Request form, such as reports and/or certificates, which typically result from an inspection. This document is intended for use by Contractors, after issuance of a Building Permit. 2.0 MAKING AN INSPECTION REQUEST

The contractor or the owner may request an Inspection / re-inspection by B P D. Upon receipt of the request, the Inspection Request Desk will schedule the inspector. The inspector is normally mobilized if the provided request is received prior to 1:00 PM of any working day. The Municipality will perform all inspection within two working days. If the inspector can not be mobilized within a two days from receipt of the request, the Inspection Request Desk will inform the Contractor by fax of the next earliest available date. Emergency inspections for routine work, as determined by the Building Official, and in addition to the written request described above, shall be requested by telephone number: 678-8888. 3.0 HOLD POINTS

The following table provides a guideline to the time to call for an inspection. The Municipality Inspector may allow deviation from the standard inspection process if there is a sufficient reason or site condition(s) that allow for an adjustment, without causing adverse effects to the design of the buildings or structure. Note that at the Building Permit issuance stage, the Contractor is advised on the hold points applicable to the project in question and these are clearly listed on the Project Inspection Card. This card must be kept at the job site.

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MUNICIPAL INSPECTION PROCESS


Document No Serial No. 1 IN-01 Rev.1 Date Remarks Carried out by Civil/Structural Inspectors. Check on reinforcement steel bars, dowels, embedment, form work, against Municipality approved drawings, prior to pouring concrete. Check on general preparatory works related to foundation concrete cast. For piling works, Municipality s involvement is limited to pile load test monitoring and/or report review. Carried out by Civil/Structural Inspectors. Check on steel reinforcement bars, dowels, ties and links, splices, etc. Column and walls dimensions and axes and form work. Check on masonry bearing block walls. For steel structures, check framing and connection details. Carried out by Civil/Structural Inspectors. Check on reinforcement steel bars, against Municipality approved drawings, prior to pouring concrete. Checks on general preparatory works related to concrete cast. For steel structures, check framing and connection details. Carried out by Drainage and/or Civil Inspector. Checks on concerned works, against Municipality approved drawings, prior to covering underground utilities. Checks on general works for connection to main sewer line. Carried out by Civil/Structural Inspectors Checks against Municipality approved drawings Might cover items such as interlocking tiles for walkways, asphalt roads and pavement, lighting posts, etc. Might be carried out at any stage of construction Checks on general preparatory works related to these works
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Construction Activity Hold Points Foundations

Columns and Walls

Concrete Slabs and beams at each Floor Level

Backfilling (Limited to Backfilling of Underground Utilities of Public Concern)

Infrastructure (Limited to locations part of the Public Domain)

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MUNICIPAL INSPECTION PROCESS


Document No Serial No. 5 IN-01 Rev.1 Date Remarks Carried out by Municipality Inspectors These are in general excluding specific technical inspections; they rather focus on compliance with applicable local rules and regulations, cleanliness of site, issues related to public safety, etc. Typical outcome, if any, is a Violation Notice. Carried out by Municipality Inspectors / Engineers, belonging to different disciplines (e.g., civil, electrical, mechanical, etc.) Covers visual inspection, document review (e.g., reports issued by Special Inspectors), accessibility to handicapped persons, energy conservation essentials, etc. 07/11/2006

Construction Activity Hold Points General (Health and Safety)

Final Inspection

5.0

INSPECTION REPORTS FROM MUNICIPALITY

When a municipal inspector visits a job site an inspection report (FIN-001) will be generated. If the inspection is cancelled, the BPD inspector will indicate that it was cancelled and by whom. The inspection report is a two-part carbon form, so that the inspector can leave one copy with the superintendent and sends one copy back to the BPD office. If inspections result in a written request by the inspector to make corrective measures on the job site, then it is the responsibility of the contractor to take corrective actions and schedule for a re-inspection for that particular hold point. the inspector will clearly indicate the nature of the problem and what is expected to be done for a correction. 6.0 STOP WORK NOTICES

In case the contractor has created an unsafe condition as per ADM HSE rules and regulations on the project, or is not co-operating with the inspection department, a stop work order will be issued. This will terminate all work at the job site and may be enforced by local police. This is an extreme step and can not happen without the approval of the Director of the Building Permits Directorate. 7.0 FINAL INSPECTIONS BY MUNICIPALITY

Upon completion of all the work on a project the contractor can call for a final inspection to be done by the BPD. After having finals by all other authorities. This inspection can generally be scheduled within five (2) working days.
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MUNICIPAL INSPECTION PROCESS


Document No IN-01 Rev.1 Date 07/11/2006

If the project is not yet ready for a final a correction list will be created on the Inspection Report form (FIN-001) and a copy will be given to the contractor. A reinspection will be performed upon compliance with inspector's correction report. 8.0 SAFE ACCESS TO SITE

The Contractor shall ensure safe access to the Municipality Engineer on site. The inspector may reject to carry out any inspection if deemed lacking sufficient safety measures. In such a case, the visit will be accounted for in the inspection log. The Contractor will then be asked to resubmit a second request for inspection. END OF PROCEDURE

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BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

BUILDING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE


Document No BCC-01 Rev.1 Date 07/11/2006

1.0

INTRODUCTION

Prior to occupying any new building or any renovated or remodeled portion of an existing structure, the owner / applicant must obtain a Building Completion Certificate for the subject space. 2.0 PERMIT ON FILE WITH THE BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

This process assumes that the applicant has a valid permit from the Building Permits Directorate which has not expired. If either of these conditions does not apply, the applicant should meet with the Building Permits Directorate and obtain or renew a building permit. A copy of this permit must accompany a certificate of occupancy. 3.0 WHAT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE FILING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

All interior and exterior work of buildings, including life-safety systems, exiting components, ventilation, sanitation, habitability, occupancy and accessibility; completed electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, including roof-mounted equipment and site hook-ups. All specialty work provided by special inspection agencies, including soils, excavation, fireproofing, steel and concrete and final letters from associated agencies must be completed and on file with the Building Permits Directorate office; all deferred submittal items must be completed and on file with the office, including manufactured roof/floor trusses, stairs, elevators, etc. The Building Inspector will determine whether all phases of the building systems are ready to be signed off. 4.0 FINAL INSPECTIONS BY BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

Prior to applying for a Certificate of Occupancy, the applicant should pass a final inspection on the project. Upon successful completion of the final inspection, the applicant can apply to the Building Permits Directorate for a Certificate of Occupancy. 5.0 APPLY FOR THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

Please complete the application form for a certificate of completion, obtained from the Building Permits Directorate and submit same to the Building Permits Directorate, along with a copy of the successful final inspection noted on the project inspection card. Any approval letters from other authorities (this varies by project type) should also accompany your application.

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BUILDING PERMITS DIRECTORATE

BUILDING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE


Document No BCC-01 Rev.1 Date 07/11/2006

6.0

APPROVALS BY OTHER AUTHORITIES

Depending on the type of project you are building various agencies will need to sign off on your project before you can obtain from the Building Permits Directorate. Your project coordinator can assist you with a list of agencies as follow: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7.0 Civil Defense ADDC Water ADDC Electricity ADSSC Civil Aviation Adnoc Etisalat TEMPORARY BUILDING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

Temporary Building Completion Certificates are sometimes issued when certain phases of a project are completed. Hence, it permits the tenants to occupy portions of the project that has been completed. Sign off approval for the whole project is still required. As is the case of a building permit, the temporary Building Completion Certificate has an expiration date. If the temporary Building Completion Certificate is allowed to expire, a notice of violation may be issued to the permit holder. END OF PROCEDURE

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