24 Oct Dangers of unlicensed modifications highlighted
A new awareness campaign designed to reduce the practice of modifying residential properties without the necessary license has been launched. The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has worked together with the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority to bring the campaign into reality.
It will highlight the dangers of unlicensed modification and request that all residents comply with laws surrounding documentation and modification of property specifications. The campaign will be targeting residents, property owners, landlords and contractors.
By raising awareness the campaign will help to ensure that implementation of the DMT’s Abu Dhabi International Building Code and the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice is complied with. These standards cover the maintenance of existing buildings and include a minimum requirement for buildings in terms of maintenance and equipment, to ensure that properties are protected against natural dangers, fire and sound levels.