Structural Section

 

INTRODUCTION

The Structural Section (SS) undertakes the review and approval of the structural aspects of all submissions received by the Permit Section. The main role is to ensure that the submitted building structural design meets the minimum requirements stipulated in the “Building Regulations and Design Guideline - Structural” code and international codes of practice to ensure public’s safety through safe design.

The structural section also undertakes the review and approval of all submissions related to infrastructures activities such as Land Development, Roads, Utility networks (power, water, surface water drainage, sewerage, irrigation, telecommunication, gas, fire, and district cooling) and structural works such as: bridges, tunnels, culverts, pumping stations. The Section role is to ensure the compliance of the provided design with the related requirements stipulated in the “Urban Planning & MEP Services – Regulations & Technical Guidelines” and international codes of practice. To maintain sustainable development, the section ensures that sufficient services are provided with appropriate utilities and infrastructures to be in line with the overall approved master plan. The Section issues Infrastructures Permits and drawings approval as well as various NOCs (No Objection Certificates) to cover all permitted activities prior to issue the final Infrastructures Permit.

The Marine works also is being an important part of the structural section roles. The section is reviewing and approving all the marine aspects of all submissions related to the development of ports, quay walls, marinas, dredging & reclamation and man-made islands. To unify the design criteria and regulations, the section to ensure compliance of the design with the requirements stipulated in the “Marinas & Small Craft Harbour – Regulations & Design Guidelines” and international codes of practice. The Section issues Marine Permits and drawings approval as well as various NOCs (No Objection Certificates) to cover all permitted activities prior to issue the final Marina Permit.

The Section also is managing the process of all Permit submissions, coordinating with other sections involved to facilitate and expedite the approval process.

In line with the overall mandate of facilitating development, the section also authorizes a variety of operations before issuing of the Building Permit. Operations such as mobilization, soil investigation, soil improvement, excavation, dredging, reclamation works and foundation works (piling) are examples of these activities.

The structural section also is handling Consultants’ Registration and entertains any related requests or enquiries.

PERSONNEL

The Section’s staff has the expertise and experience needed to perform their work professionally in all its various facets. Such expertise covers low rise buildings to high rise ones as well as Geotechnical, infrastructure and marine expertise necessary for an integrated review process. Professional Development is a key activity through which the staff upgrades their technical, communication and people’s skills.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Structural Section is handling the review and approval of Final Design and the structural aspects of Building Permit Submittals. The section also handles the structural aspects of Revisions Submittals comprising structural changes as well as coordinates the Building Permit Submissions Process as well as Consultants’ Registration. The structural section also issuing No Objection Certificate for mobilization, signboards, excavation, shoring, soil investigation, test piles and piling works as well as soil improvement.

Members of the staff take responsibility for the delivery of the structural part of the Accreditation Sessions for the Grey Code “Building Regulations and Design Requirements – Structural” and Red Code “Marinas & Small Craft Harbour – Regulations & Design Guidelines” which adds a vital communication channel with the engineering community and helps in improving submittal quality and the level of regulatory compliance.

PUBLICATIONS

The Section established to the Grey Code “Building Regulations and Design Requirements – structural” and “Marinas & Small Craft Harbour – Regulations & Design Guidelines”. The Section also developed and continually refines a set of guidelines, checklists and forms that help streamline processes within the Section and for the benefit of our clients.

Currently, the section is working on automation project to facilitate and improve the review and approval process within the entire CED automation initiative. The automated system will be extended to provide the external clients with online channel to apply for the services without approaching Trakhees CED Offices. Also all application forms and procedures have been consolidated and uploaded on the web site that will further enhance communication and cooperation with the engineering community.

EVENTS

  -  Up to 01/01/2015, 27 batches of the Grey Code have been successfully concluded

  -  Up to 01/01/2015 6 batches of the Red Code have been successfully concluded.

AWARDS

  -  Section’s staff members facilitating the Blue Code Accreditation were acknowledged on June 10th, 2008 when celebrating the conclusion of the 50th Batch of Blue Code.

  -  Section’s staff members who are established the Grey Codes have been acknowledged by Trakhees CEO on March 13th , 2013

QUERIES

The Section’s staff is always prepared to answer enquiries, be it by telephone, e-mail or by drop-in visitors. Enquiries can also be sent to the following general e-mail address:

ced.structural@trakhees.ae 

Application Forms

Circulars