Dubai developers align with new Dubai building code at Windows Doors & Facades 2017
The second edition of the Windows Doors & Facades exhibition will present innovative and globally leading solutions to address new requirements announced by the Buildings Department at the Dubai Municipality.
The new directive prohibits the use of flammable materials and components that hinder fire resistance in facades. The announcement is part of the Municipality’s ongoing efforts to develop construction practices through the application of the highest international standards that guarantee security and safety of Dubai’s high-rise residents. The new measures come to play following a number of global and regional blazes which revamped debate on the implementation of fire safety regulations in high-rise towers.
“Windows, Doors & Facades 2017 is the ideal opportunity for local developers and contractors to benchmark against global best practice when it comes to fire safety and security solutions,” said Muhammed Kazi, Exhibition Director of Windows, Doors & Facades 2017. “The event will host experts that are dedicated to the development of innovative solutions made to support the industry to adapt and comply with the updated requirements of the Dubai building code,” he added.
The industry’s only dedicated platform in the region will host educational seminars to raise awareness around fire risks, in addition to the nature and characteristics of associated combustible products. Industry experts will conduct workshops covering the anticipation of behaviour of materials and structure, including how fires originate, spread and how it can be controlled and extinguished.
The showcased solutions at Windows Doors & Facades 2017 address fire safety from a “whole building” perspective. The recommended engineering approach to fire safety and security analyse and assess designs using modern tools, methodologies and performance criteria, that are in line with the goals and objectives set by Dubai’s building code.
Umur Duymaz, General Manager at Orgadata Middle East, said: “The application of fire safety engineering to the building design requires qualitative and quantitative analysis, followed by the assessment against the requirements presented in Dubai’s updated building code. Windows Doors & Facades 2017 presents an opportunity for the industry leaders in Dubai to exchange expertise with regional and global professionals to support the adoption of global best building practice when it comes to safety, quality and cost effectiveness which can be achieved with the right tools, software and proper profile systems”
The implementation of the new building code in Dubai ensures a robust and collaborative approach to the building design based on global fire safety engineering and application standards, limiting flame extension rates of internal and external cladding materials. The code forbids the use of any flammable materials that include paints, packaging materials, adhesives, fixtures used inside buildings and hanging ceilings with low flame ignition resistance.
Windows, Doors & Facades, taking place from 25th to 27th September, will host a series of visionary keynotes, educational seminars and relevant workshops presenting the best global practice, providing the tools and knowledge to develop and improve business efficiency. With accredited workshops and over a thousand innovative products on display, the second edition of the event is packed with exciting features.
The event brings together in one place global and regional developers, investors, consultants, architects, contractors and distributors. Representatives from key industry stakeholder groups including Alumil, Platinum Sponsor, Reynaers, Executive Associate Sponsor and Founding Partners Schüco, Elumatec, Cladtech International, Orgadata, leverage the exhibition to engage in active and productive dialogue on key challenges facing the industry’s projects, working to bring businesses closer and fulfil their potential.
This unique business to business event will be held 25th to 27th September 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre, and will gather contractors, suppliers, consulting firms and real estate developers to showcase their products and latest industry trends.