Dubai Civil Defence Initial and Shop Drawing Plans Revision

Dubai Civil Defence Initial and Shop Drawing Plans Revision

Ensuring the safety of all types of buildings and their premises requires essential pre- and post-construction monitoring and controlling of safety and security. Additionally, it is essential to monitor and control the standards and regulations set by relevant authorities for obtaining DCD approval for initial and shop drawing reviews, as well as approval and revision approvals.

Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) is one of the competent authorities that approve shop drawing plans and revise them to ensure that fire, life, and safety features, as well as new project designs, meet local codes and standards

Revision of the Initial and Shop Drawing Plans for DCD Approval

DCD-licensed engineering consultants, professionals, and companies advise on the review and approval process for drawing compliance with the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice or UFC and National Protection  Association requirements. The House of Expertise follows the following guidelines for the review, verification, and approval process for the revision of initial and shop drawing plans for any type of structures/facilities imposed by Dubai Civil Defence:

  • Ensure a sufficient number of drawings conform to the requirements for submission.
  • Ensure the level of content and format of drawings conform to Dubai Civil Defence guidelines.
  • Ensure the design complies with the enforced code requirements.
  • Identify any issues during the initial drawing review, mark them on the drawings/report showing the inadequacies found in the design, and carefully correct them for resubmission.
  • Once the third-party review process from the House of Expertise passes, obtain DCD approval.

Fire Systems Included in Shop Drawing Review and Approval Submission

Initial and Shop Drawing Review and Approval submission usually cover all the systems which include the following.

  • Life Safety
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Fire Protection System
  • Emergency Lighting System
  • Smoke Control System
  • LPG System

Detailed cladding drawing reviews from the House of Expertise can also be included to acquire DCD approval.

The following are guidelines for Cladding drawings review:

  • Review exterior facing wall assembly system drawings.
  • Conduct site condition assessment and site survey for the proposed exterior wall assembly system.
  • Review certifications and test reports for exterior-facing material tests.
  • Assess engineering based on field conditions and obtain approval from competent authorities.
  • Make recommendations for modification on exterior facing wall system design or installation as per Dubai Civil Defiance approval.
  • Provide comments and recommendations on approved drawings for the exterior faced wall system.
  • Review external-facing wall design drawings and obtain third-party certification.

IR Interior supports the initial and shop drawing plan review, including revisions, to obtain quick third-party approval from the House of Expertise and fast approval from DCD. Our prevention & safety engineers review the drawing plans of proposed new buildings as well as as-built buildings to assess the safety of each structure before the Initial and shop drawing plan Review, revision, and approval to submit to Dubai Civil Defence and competent authorities and departments.

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