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Dear Mr.Anantha,

I think you have asked a very important question. In UAE, there are no
building design codes. Each municipality (Dubai,Sharjah,Jebel Ali
etc..)and industrial zones have set their own standards or regulations
which will briefly describe certain minimum criteria to be followed in
Design. Here the consultants specify the use of codes. Both British and
American codes are followed in design.

Thanks & regards,

Sunil Thengale,
Structural Engineer
Tiger Profiles,Sharjah- UAE

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                       seaint Digest for 30 Sep 2007

Topics covered in this issue include:

   1: RE:Composite Steel Beam 
             by Mark Gilligan <m_k_gilligan(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
   2: Building codes in Dubai, UAE
             by "Anantha Narayan C.K." <anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
   3: Re: Building codes in Dubai, UAE
             by "First Last" <dianagudielasce(--nospam--at)netster.com>
   4: Re: Building codes in Dubai, UAE
             by "Ravinath M." <ravinath27(--nospam--at)gmail.com>



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Because of deflection both fixes would result in a
need to shore.

I am unclear on the vibration problems.  When checking
floor vibration (I.e. people walking on floor)
standard practice is to assume composite construction
for checking vibration even if shear studs are not
used.  If this assumption is valid then one would not
expect lack of studs to result in vibration problem
unless some damage occured as a result of lack of
composite action.

Since either solution seems feasible I would let the
Contractor make the choice.  

Also do not forget to tell the Contractor that unless
he wants to rebuild part of the building as per the
original drawings, he needs to agree to pay you for
your time. 

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From: "Anantha Narayan C.K." <anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
Subject: Building codes in Dubai, UAE
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org

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Subject: 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)yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>  Greetings,
> 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
> process?
>
> 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
> Anantha
>
>
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>
> *ANANTHA NARAYAN, E.I.*
> *Structural Engineer*
> *Bliss and Nyitray Inc.*
> *Miami, FL - 33134*
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> For ideas on reducing your carbon footprint visit Yahoo! For
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<div>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.
</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>What made you decide to specialize in structural engineering?</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>What is your working environment like?</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Do you use all the tools that you were taught at college?</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>What would you recommend someone who is majoring in the field of
structural engineering?</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Is it true that structural engineers always have to go abroad to
apply their specialty?</div>
<div><br><br>&nbsp;</div>
<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/30/07, <b
class="gmail_sendername">Anantha Narayan C.K.</b> &lt;<a
href="mailto:anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com">anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com</a>&gt;
wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px
0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">
<div>
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york,
times, serif"><br>
<div>&nbsp;Greetings,<br>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&#39;s hottest market. Also are
building permits as rigorous as they are in the US or is it just a 
<br>process? <br><br>Here are some of my questions<br>* Is IBC or UBC
used often? <br>* Are ACI and AISC used as references<br>* What are
typical framing systems ( i see that PT is a used in the taller
buildings, but is that a typical thing) 
<br><br>Thanks for all your input<br><span>Anantha</span></div>
<div>
<div>
<div>
<div>
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<div><strong><em>ANANTHA NARAYAN, E.I.</em></strong></div>
<div><em>Structural Engineer</em></div>
<div><strong>Bliss and Nyitray Inc.</strong></div>
<div><strong>Miami, FL -
33134</strong></div></div></div></div></div><span class="ad">
<div><br>&nbsp;</div></span></div><span class="ad"><br>
<hr size="1">
For ideas on reducing your carbon footprint visit <a onclick="return
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target="_blank">Yahoo! For Good</a> this month. </span>
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Subject: Re: Building codes in Dubai, UAE

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Dear Anantha,
                        IBC and UBC are commonly used in Gulf Countries.
Most of Dubai's high rise are designed by multinational consultants
based at
Dubai. Hence International Codes are extensively used in this part of
world.
Steel designs are based on AISC and BS 5950 as well as MBMA.
Building permits are mandatory to begin Project Execution. It is not
that
easy to get permits.

Regards,

Ravinath


On 9/30/07, Anantha Narayan C.K. <anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>  Greetings,
> 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
> process?
>
> 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
> Anantha
>
>
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>
> *ANANTHA NARAYAN, E.I.*
> *Structural Engineer*
> *Bliss and Nyitray Inc.*
> *Miami, FL - 33134*
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> For ideas on reducing your carbon footprint visit Yahoo! For
Good<http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/forgood/environment.html>this month.
>

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<div>Dear Anantha,</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&
nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&
nbsp;IBC and UBC are&nbsp;commonly used in Gulf Countries. Most of
Dubai&#39;s high rise are designed by multinational consultants based at
Dubai. Hence International Codes are extensively used&nbsp;in this part
of world.
</div>
<div>Steel designs are based on AISC and BS 5950 as well as MBMA.</div>
<div>Building permits are mandatory to begin Project Execution. It is
not that easy to get permits. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Regards,</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Ravinath<br><br>&nbsp;</div>
<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/30/07, <b
class="gmail_sendername">Anantha Narayan C.K.</b> &lt;<a
href="mailto:anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com">anant_27(--nospam--at)yahoo.com</a>&gt;
wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px
0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">
<div>
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york,
times, serif"><br>
<div>&nbsp;Greetings,<br>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&#39;s hottest market. Also are
building permits as rigorous as they are in the US or is it just a 
<br>process? <br><br>Here are some of my questions<br>* Is IBC or UBC
used often? <br>* Are ACI and AISC used as references<br>* What are
typical framing systems ( i see that PT is a used in the taller
buildings, but is that a typical thing) 
<br><br>Thanks for all your input<br><span>Anantha</span></div>
<div>
<div>
<div>
<div>
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<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div><strong><em>ANANTHA NARAYAN, E.I.</em></strong></div>
<div><em>Structural Engineer</em></div>
<div><strong>Bliss and Nyitray Inc.</strong></div>
<div><strong>Miami, FL -
33134</strong></div></div></div></div></div><span class="ad">
<div><br>&nbsp;</div></span></div><span class="ad"><br>
<hr size="1">
For ideas on reducing your carbon footprint visit <a onclick="return
top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"
href="http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/forgood/environment.html";
target="_blank">Yahoo! For Good</a> this month. </span>
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