The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is one of the government service departments that is honored to govern every development and construction process with the directive and vision of megastructures and future development plans in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through the strict implementation of ADM Approval. It was established to function and expand public service in building a large-scale urban renaissance that includes but not limited to general planning for the city, design, construction, and maintenance of modern road networks, lighting systems, implementing sanitation networks, consolidating comprehensive development projects, supporting the Green March, launching the comprehensive agricultural process, and building public markets.
Abu Dhabi Municipality or ADM Approval provides all types of approval services for the establishments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Municipality Approval includes planning and construction of buildings by following the building standards and maintaining the architectural heritage of the United Arab Emirates.
ADM aims to become an Emirate with sustainable integrated urban development and distinct municipal services for the well-being and happiness of the community, to provide a decent level of services, and create pleasant living conditions for all residents of the emirate. Foresight, innovation, transparency, participation, empowerment, positivity, and productivity are the values of the authority that will be intact with the integrity of Abu Dhabi Municipality approval and entities.
ADM Approval includes but not limited to:
Request for a demolition permit issuance
Request for an installation permission of a car parking shade within the plot limits
Request for fulfilling the conditions of the demolition of the building shown on the approved drawings
Request for an installation permission of a tent outside of the plot limits
Request for matching the drawings of an existing buildings
Request for an approval of a structural condition report
Request for soil investigation permission
Site inspection request for plumbing works
Request for permission of location approval for a tower crane within the plot limits
Site inspection request of external entities for purpose of demolition permit issuance
Request for cancelation of the building permit
Request for a building permit issuance
Request for a maintenance and decor permit
Request for utilities' connection points approval of the plot
Request for architectural amendment only
Site inspection request for wall thermal insulation
Work permit request for shoring systems and dewatering
Site inspection request for excavation work
Request for a Project registration of building internal or external modifications without additions
Request for structural amendment only
Request for an approval of a work performed report
Building permit request for building internal or external modifications without additions
Site inspection request for shoring systems and dewatering
Request for changing of the design consultant only
Request for a completion certificate issuance
Site inspection request of external entities for purpose of completion certificate
Work permit request for foundations
Request for amendments of building additions horizontal or vertical expansion
Site inspection request for roof thermal insulation
Request for general amendments
Project registration request for new separate building on plot containing an existing building
Request for permission of location approval for a tower crane outside of the plot limits
Request for permission of a temporary entrance of the project
Request for an installation permission of a tent outside of the plot limits
Request for permit issuance for a phased construction work
Request for an installation permission of a car parking shade outside of the plot limits
Request for drawings from archive
Request for a permission to extend the authorized hours of work
Request for fulfilling the conditions of piles works
Site inspection request for the temporary fence
Request for fulfilling the conditions of precast prestressed and post-tensioning concrete works
Request for changing of the design and supervision consultant
Request for amendments of new separate building
Building permit request for separate building on a plot containing an existing building or structure
Request for underground parking extension approval
Request for approval of new building systems
Request for fulfilling the conditions of external entities building permitting conditions
Site inspection request to ensure the application of the environment, health and safety plan
Building permit request on empty plot
Site inspection request for water piping works
Site inspection request for horizontal structural elements
Request for a partial demolition permit of a separate buildings
Request for the preliminary architectural approval
Request for a total demolition permit
Request for a renewal of the building permit
Request for a site preparation and land grading permission
Request for electromechanical amendment only
Project registration request for building additions horizontal or vertical expansion
Request for general information about environmental impact study
Request for the planning approval
Building permit request for building additions horizontal or vertical expansion
Site inspection request for piles work
Abu Dhabi Approvals team is a licensed engineering company that provides quality engineering solutions to help complete any necessary services, requirements, and submissions for certain permits and licenses needed to acquire ADM Approval related to engineering projects of our clients.
April 4, 2021
The capital of the UAE is constant with its ongoing urbanization that includes paving roads for better transportation access, developing modern and sustainable communities, and various upgrades on public spaces and services for the wellbeing of the people. These developmental projects can not be possibly implemented without the ADM approval which strictly regulates and sets standards to assure that the purpose of the projects will benefit the people, the city, and the country. Abu Dhabi Municipality or ADM gives priority to projects that create an ideal modern living environment for residents providing high quality of living experience.
ADM, since it has started its services, has developed a number of key objectives which became the foundation of the notable implementation of development projects over the city. As one of the major authorities of the city, Abu Dhabi Municipality aims to establish modern infrastructure that includes bridges, drainage systems, road networks, modern upgrades on transportation, and the reinforcement of comprehensive development projects focusing on sustainability. The simultaneous stride of the objectives set by the government with the impost ADM approval standards helps to keep moving towards the achievement of the future goals of every city project.
In line with the Abu Dhabi Municipality approval standards and policies which intend to make Abu Dhabi a modern capital city, ADM provides all kinds of approval services for residential, commercial, industrial, and other projects. Following the ADM approval standards are necessary initially on the planning to the construction phase of building projects. These building standards are meant to help the urbanization objectives whilst observing the environmental safety and maintaining the architectural heritage of the country. Abu Dhabi Municipality services also carry inspections of building and construction projects, prepare assessment reports, and follow-ups to assure that contractors and engineering consultants in Abu Dhabi observe building and safety standards.
ADM sits at the center of this urbanization and economic growth. It has the responsibility to regulate urban developments with systems that are integrated with relevant authorities. These authorities provide services including Abu Dhabi Municipality approval through e-services under the DMT portal. It is designed to innovatively transform the environmental and urban improvements of the city in a more accessible, accurate, and easy process. Abu Dhabi, the largest and richest of the seven emirates of the UAE, is indeed in the midst of its advancements and soon will be recognized as one of the modern and sustainable cities in the world.
Abu Dhabi Approvals is a team of professionals, architects, and engineers who are skilled in acquiring authority approvals including Abu Dhabi Municipality approval. We provide professional assistance on business and engineering projects for residential, commercial, and industrial projects in particular with expertise that includes drawing submission, documentation, initial and final inspections, requesting and receiving of No Objection Certificates, authority approvals, and completion certificate. Together with our expert contractor and engineering consultant partners, we are all equipped with skills and experience to carry out a safe and smooth process from the initial planning and design phase, submission and approval process, construction, and completion phase of projects. We believe that our hard work and integrity lead us to gain the trust of our clients, therefore, we aim to continue with our track to impart our expertise in the engineering and construction industry.
March 4, 2021
Abu Dhabi is acknowledged as the 2021 safest city in the world and behind this achievement are the high-quality standards of safety and security services provided by the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence. ADCD recognizes the significance of developing its public services and performance aiming to deliver excellence. Its commitment to provide the highest standards of safety and security by complying with international guidelines, procedures, and rules in fire fighting and rescue operations. This government authority also contributes to maintaining safety and security factors for the engineering and construction industry. Its regulations include categorized standards for every kind of structure in different sizes and purposes.
It is the policy to ensure that the risk of fire is minimized and secure the safety of life and property.
ADCD approval requirements are intended to impose minimum guidelines for design, construction, modification and installation of buildings, fire detection and protection systems, and life safety concerns as per National Fire Protection Association standards & local regulations.
The owners, designers, decor companies, consultants, and contractors shall be responsible for compliance with the design standards & code requirements.
The relevant standards and codes that are used as references shall be declared and affixed on the plan.
Project submissions to acquire ADCD approval should conform to the following procedure and standard plan format requirements.
Project submissions not conforming to these requirements and standards shall not be reviewed.
All project submissions shall conform to the following requirements.
Drawings must be strictly of A1 size.
Plans must be strictly on a 1:100 or 1:150 scale.
All dimensions in the plan must be in Metric units (SI).
Plans must be securely bound, or else submission with loose pages shall not be reviewed.
Plans must be printed drawings, or else handwritten and hand-drawn submissions shall not be reviewed.
Project submission must have a cover page with a minimum of 150mm X 60mm space for Abu Dhabi Civil Defence stamping and writing comments.
Project submission should have detailed floor-wise built-up area calculations.
Project submission must consist of plans and designs as follows:
Color-coded plans shall be appreciated.
Built-up area calculations
Setting out plans
Architectural Floor Plans showing Fire rating of walls, partitions, doors, and windows. Travel distances of all remote corners.
Maximum diagonal distances of the built-up area.
Fire Alarm System layout, Emergency Lighting System layout, Exit Sign layout & Voice Evacuation System layouts, Fire Fighting System layouts, Fire extinguishers distribution layout, Fire pump, and Firewater tank details with riser diagrams.
Areas protected by the Gas Suppression Systems must be shown as per Standard Legends.
Smoke Control System and Pressurization System layout depicting smoke and fire damper locations and riser diagrams.
Location of LPG System tank and dedicated shafts and layout.
Specification of Curtain-wall system and Exterior facade details with approved system numbers and references.
Warehouse and storage project submissions must have a scanned copy of the owner’s undertaking letter of responsibility, listing the materials used and stored, and the type of storage method must also be described.
Industrial, production, processing, manufacturing, and factory project submissions must have a scanned copy of the description of the functional aspect of the facility, rooms, and the process flow.
A declaration and undertaking letter from the consultant must be furnished which states that the design of fire systems, LPG systems shall be finalized based on a detailed calculation-based approach from the contractor’s shop drawings.
Each plan must follow the symbols shown in Abu Dhabi Civil Defence standard legends and must be shown at the right corner of each page.
For the approval of modification, revision, and alteration of buildings, submission must have an approved floor-wise Existing Building Plans for reference, and Revised Building Plans in a single bunch with highlighted revised areas and revised systems.
It is important to follow these ADCD approval standards and regulations to avoid any delay or even cancellation of projects. Hiring professionals is a great way to a hassle-free Abu Dhabi Civil Defence approval process. Abu Dhabi Approvals is a team of experts in the completion and submission of requirements needed to acquire any kind of engineering project approvals. We provide engineering solutions for a smooth and simplified approval process.
February 28, 2021
The UAE is indeed a nation of shifting sands, and in the past 30 years, every single Emirates has seen vast areas of desert arise into pillars of futuristic urban innovation. Abu Dhabi, as the capital Emirate, increases its development projects every year, making every local and international investors and visitors have this feeling of building anticipation. With the remarkable architecture and engineering approach creating one-of-a-kind structures for residential, commercial, transportation, and industrial sectors, the capital is undeniably thundering down the construction industry to urbanization. Major government authorities such as DMT handle every project proposal and approvals ensuring factors such as sustainability, infrastructure capacity, and environmental planning for the development across the Emirate.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport or DMT, formerly known as the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, is the main government authority that regulates the urban planning and transport sectors of the three regional municipalities of Abu Dhabi. It is the major regulatory entity for the engineering and construction sector of the capital Emirate and its three municipalities Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Al Ain City Municipality, and Al Dhafra Region Municipality or Western Region. The authority maintains high standards for every development project for the Emirates that focus on safety, security, sustainability, and technological innovations.
Approvals, permits, and licenses are needed to start any business or engineering project in Abu Dhabi. DMT, as the main authority that handles the engineering and construction sector or the Emirate, provides specific standard requirements to gain approval on documents, technical drawings, certificates, permits, licenses, and other necessary approvals. The authority provides services that will guide, regulate and monitor every project and development making sure that the standards and regulations are followed. Professionals, consultants, contractors, investors, and other public or private entities involved in any kind of developmental project must comply with every rule and requirement the Department of Municipalities and Transport and other relevant authorities impost.
There are certain requirements and processes which a client might not be familiar with or they might have a hard time completing in a limited schedule. Well, it is probably the right time to hire a professional team to help you with DMT approval. A team of expert consultants, contractors, and designers will make sure to carry out a hassle-free process for your business and engineering projects
Abu Dhabi Approvals is a group of professionals, architects, and engineers who are skilled in approval services which include drawing submission, 2D drafting, 3D rendering and visualizations, space planning, interior designing, and documentations, requesting and receiving NOC and approvals from authorities, initial and final inspections, and completion certificate. We offer assistance on business and engineering projects, particularly for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Our team is versatile and innovatively skilled in Engineering and Architecture with expertise in Civil, Structural, Construction, MEP, Villa Design, Interior Design, and Project Management which gives us the advantage to complete a project within the given time-frame. We aim to provide a one-stop engineering solution to accurately simplify the process of DMT approval for our clients.
We also have an expert team of contractors, designers, and engineering consultants in Abu Dhabi, who are always ready to carry out a safe and smooth process for your projects from the planning and design phase, submission and approval process, and construction up to the completion phase. Instead of resting on what is already here, Abu Dhabi Approvals team believes that there is plenty more to come on the back of new technologies and innovation. We will help the Department of Municipalities and Transport with their aim to enhance municipal works and projects to provide accurate and a broader scope of services that create high-quality living standards for residents and visitors through the thorough supervision and management of the municipalities.