As define in the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence’s initial and shop drawing review code, a plan review is “the activity that Civil Defence performs to ensure the fire, life & safety features and design of a new project are in compliance with the local codes and standards.” This type of activity is completed by an approved House of Expertise, which reviews the drawing compliance with the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice (UFC) and NFPA requirements. Also, the House of Expertise verifies that the submittal complies with Civil Defence submittal requirements such as
In the event that any issue are found, the House of Expertise communicates with the client, via report or marked up drawings, to show the deficiencies that were found. The client should address those deficiencies in the drawing submission and submit it again to the House of Expertise. The House of Expertise then, proceeds to acquire the drawing approval from Civil Defence. EFRC’s House of Expertise is currently certified to provide the above third-party review services in six Emirates.
The Cladding drawings review involves reviewing the detailed cladding drawings review against the relevant provision of the current UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice and applicable NFPA requirements. The ultimate purpose of this review is to gain approval with ADCD.
Cladding drawings review includes the following :