Oman: Structural Guidelines and Regulations Manual of Buildings at Duqm Issued

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Oman: Structural Guidelines and Regulations Manual of Buildings at Duqm Issued

Times of Oman, 8 February 2022: Oman’s Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones has announced it has issued Structural Guidelines and Regulations Manual of Buildings at Duqm.

They include the minimum structural design requirements for projects in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm as well as general provisions.

They provide detailed technical guidance and guidelines for the structural design of buildings.

They include general guidelines for building designs, structural submission procedures and the best internationally applicable and approved codes and standards in the Sultanate, to comply with Duqm regulations, design programmes, data analysis, structural design criteria, durability and performance criteria, geotechnical examination requirements or soil tests and building supervision requirements.

They are aimed at providing instructions, requirements and the minimum requirements for building designs which will give engineers a general idea and appropriate guidance on the basic requirements of structural designs. The use of these guidelines will increase the quality of designs and construction and provide information to architects, consultants, and engineering offices dealing with Duqm.

They will be circulated to all investors, developers, engineering design companies, consultants and contractors to comply with.

The Authority are also preparing an integrated manual for the urban and architectural requirements at the special economic zones and free zones. This will be a reference point for urban and architectural requirements in the areas affiliated with the Authority.

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Benjamin Filaferro