‘DE­VEL­OP­ERS ARE FIRE CON­SCIOUS’

7 Days in Dubai - - SPECIAL REPORT: FIRE SAFETY -

Gone are the days when de­vel­op­ers can af­ford to be blasé about build­ing safety. That’s ac­cord­ing to Saleh Tabakh Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Dubai devel­oper Delta In­ter­na­tional Prop­er­ties. Tabakh said: “The code is very strict and de­vel­op­ers have no choice. “All high-rise build­ings that are be­ing built now use spec­i­fied fire re­sis­tant cladding. “They all use glass cladding on the out­side now.” He said there are a num­ber of op­tions avail­able to de­vel­op­ers. “It isn’t go­ing to be cheap but we can do things like putting fire re­sis­tant paint on doors.” Tabakh said that high-rise fires are nearly al­ways caused by a fac­tor in the in­te­rior of the build­ing rather than on the ex­te­rior.

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