VIDEO: Sharjah inspects highrises with claddings to prevent fire
11 Jun 2020
Sharjah Municipality officials arrive to inspect a building.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sharjah Municipality organised field visits to several buildings with aluminum cladding in order to ensure the highest safety standards are maintained in all the highrises in the city.
Thabit Salem Al Tarifi, Director General of Sharjah Municipality, Engineer Khalifa Bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Assistant Director General of Sharjah Municipality Engineering and Building Sector, and a number of engineers went on an inspection drive to see safety standards in the buildings in the emirate.
Thabit emphasised that this visit comes within the framework of the Municipality of Sharjah’s keenness to apply the best specifications and standards in all the highrises to ensure the highest safety conditions and fire prevention techniques in Sharjah by strengthening the safety standards.
The team inspected some buildings with aluminum facades and made prominent observations about them to make the necessary changes in accordance with a plan carried out by the municipality through its engineering and buildings sector.
Eng. Khalifa Bin Hadda explained that the municipality is keen to provide the necessary facilities to the owners in order to provide all the requirements for safety.
The municipality had previously rolled out a campaign to list all buildings with aluminum facades in the commercial and industrial areas. It offered incentives to owners of the buildings to encourage them to strengthen safety requirements in their buildings. The owners were urged to replace the aluminum panels and flammable facades with inflammable materials while maintaining the aesthetic image of Sharjah.