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Three new publications offering guidance on design in Dubai have been published by CIBSE.
The Design Guides for Dubai focus on design standards for mechanical services, electrical services and public health services. They have been produced to be used for initial design guidance, and provide minimum design requirements for specific design issues.
The three guides are:
- Design Guide for Dubai 01: Minimum design standards for mechanical services – This aims at establishing the minimum design standards for the design of HVAC and mechanical systems for buildings in Dubai.
- Design Guide for Dubai 02: Minimum design standards for electrical services – This aims to establish the minimum design standards for the design of electrical systems for buildings in Dubai. It covers design codes, standards and guidance; incoming services; electrical loads and diversity; main distribution; standby generation and distribution; uninterruptible power supplies; cabling; lighting; earthing and bonding.
- Design Guide for Dubai 03: Minimum design standards for public health services – This publication covers design codes, standards and guidance; local green building requirements; domestic cold water services, design criteria, codes and standards; water storage design criteria; domestic hot water services; water services design considerations; stormwater drainage; liquid petroleum gas systems.
The Guides have been produced in by the CIBSE UAE Technical Committee to promote best engineering practices in Dubai, to assist engineers coming from elsewhere in the world to work in Dubai, UAE. It should be read alongside existing CIBSE guidance relevant to the region, including Buildings for Extreme Environments: Arid.
The Guides are all available in the CIBSE Knowledge Portal cibse.org/knowledge