‘DEVELOPERS ARE FIRE CONSCIOUS’
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.