DUBAI ENGINEERING CLASSIFICATION

DUBAI ENGINEERING
CLASSIFICATION

Dubai Municipality Engineering Classification

The Dubai Municipality introduced Local Order No.89 of 1994 in order to regulate the engineering consultancy industry and ensure that National and Foreign Companies were capable of undertaking the work they were tendering for. This Order was subsequently updated and amended by Orders 103 of 1997 and Order 4 of 1999 and Administrative Decision 51 of 1998. These Orders seek to classify engineering firms in the Emirate of Dubai, which must fall into one of the following four categories;

  • The Local Engineering Firm
  • The Associate Engineering Firm
  • The Expert Engineer Firm
  • Foreign Engineering Branch Office.

These firms then would practise in the following recognised fields;

  • Architecture consultancy
  • Civil engineering consultancy
  • Electrical and electronic engineering consultancy
  • Mechanical engineering consultancy
  • Mine, mining and geological engineering consultancy
  • Chemical and petrol engineering consultancy

Engineering Consultancy and Contractor Classification with Dubai Municipality is based on number of floors that a project is based on and not overall project value. Registered Engineers will need their detailed qualifications to be attested through the UAE Embassy in the country of origin and can be sent to PPG for stamping and legal translation.

For Engineers, there are three Categories in which it is possible to classify:

  • First (Unlimited) Category enables participation in projects of any height;
  • Second (G+12) Category enables participation in projects up to 12 stories in height;
  • Third (G+4) Category enables participation in projects up to 4 stories in height;

Please note that all companies Incorporating as a Branch of a Foreign Company are required to apply for the First (Unlimited) category.

For Contractors, there are four Categories in which it is possible to classify:

  • First (Unlimited) Category enables participation in projects of any height;
  • Second (G+12) Category enables participation in projects up to 12 stories in height;
  • Third (G+4) Category enables participation in projects up to 4 stories in height;
  • Fourth (G+1) Category is an entry level approval which enables participation in projects up to 2 stories in height.

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