Dubai: Dubai Municipality has launched the ‘Building in Dubai’ platform, a comprehensive range of services designed for the construction sector.
The initiative comes as part of Dubai’s digital transformation drive across sectors and the Municipality’s relentless pursuit of cutting-edge innovation powered by smart systems.
Mr. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, unveiled the platform on the sidelines of GITEX GLOBAL and detailed the extensive range of construction sector services, information, and processes provided. The platform is aimed at stakeholders across the sector, including property owners, developers, consultants, and contractors.
The platform further features the latest technological innovations, such as automated auditing of building designs using Building Information Modelling (BIM), of which Dubai is a global pioneer.
Additionally, the platform, which is being developed in stages, will offer several essential services for property owners, developers, consultants, and contractors throughout the entire building construction process.
Ms. Mariam Al Muhairi, Acting CEO of the Buildings Regulation and Permits Agency at Dubai Municipality, commented that “Dubai Municipality issued the first building permit utilising automated auditing technology for a commercial residential tower with 37 floors in the Almerkadh area.”
“This move underlines Dubai’s global leadership in the use of automated auditing in building designs, with standards designed specifically for Dubai. Digital tools for performing automated auditing on models through a 3D model viewer to detect non-compliance with building code standards have been developed and made available 24/7 on the ‘Building in Dubai’ platform,” Ms. Al Muhairi added.