Qatar’s influential Advisory Council has advised on Civil Defense to take less time to approve newly constructed buildings by shortening the inspection process. According to Al Raya, The message appears to have resonated with the government department, which made a “firm promise” yesterday to reduce the number of requirements for buildings between three and eight stories tall.
Al Raya also mentioned that in addition to reducing the number of procedures, the council said there should be more consistency in how Civil Defense inspects buildings and that the department should not be allowed to change its mind after approving a building’s blueprints and design.
Continuing further on safety concerns, Often, a building is not approved because inspectors find that fire pumps, alarms or ventilation systems are not functioning, representatives told the council, adding that some building owners pressure contractors into wrapping up a job even though it hasn’t been properly completed.
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