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Re: Building codes in Dubai, UAE

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Dear Anantha, I am a University student and my major is Structural Engineering. As a result, I have heard many things about the profession/ good and bad. Nevertheless, I hope you do not mind in answering these questions. Thanks.
What made you decide to specialize in structural engineering?
What is your working environment like?
Do you use all the tools that you were taught at college?
What would you recommend someone who is majoring in the field of structural engineering?
Is it true that structural engineers always have to go abroad to apply their specialty?

On 9/30/07, Anantha Narayan C.K. <anant_27(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I am doing some research on projects designed in Dubai. I have tried to find local building codes for UAE with no luck. I have seen ACI and British standards referenced in a few projects. Can anyone please shed some light on what building codes are used for design of buildings in the world's hottest market. Also are building permits as rigorous as they are in the US or is it just a

Here are some of my questions
* Is IBC or UBC used often?
* Are ACI and AISC used as references
* What are typical framing systems ( i see that PT is a used in the taller buildings, but is that a typical thing)

Thanks for all your input
Structural Engineer
Bliss and Nyitray Inc.
Miami, FL - 33134


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