ADM starts implementation of Smart Building Indicator

ABU DHABI, 12th March, 2018 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, has started the implementation of the Smart Building Indicator through the use of cutting-edge technologies.

The indicator is part of the national programme for improving the productivity of the Federal Demographic Council, which aims at increasing productivity and reducing reliance on semi-skilled workers with limited valued added. It aspires to migrate to a knowledge-based economy driven by a skilled workforce and technology led by Emirati cadres.

ADM, in collaboration with the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and Al Dhafra Municipality, held an induction workshop about the Smart Building Indicator. The event targeted engineering consultancy offices operating in Abu Dhabi to brief them about the principles, objectives, applications and process of the indicator, and how to apply it in supporting the engineering concepts of construction projects.


The Abu Dhabi City Municipality – Building Permits Division has presented a paper highlighting the process of calculating the Smart Building Indicator page. It automatically calculates the smart building process of the project based on pre-fixed standards complemented in the page. These standards are derived from the global standards applied in a host of leading countries in this regard.

The Building Permits Division states that the indicator’s page comprises three sections. The first part relates to the structure of the building, which consists of the load elements and roof to which 50 points are allocated. The more smart construction systems are used, the more is the saving in effort and labour, which increases the building indicator.

The second part of the indicator is related to the interior and exterior walls of the building to which 40 points are allocated, and it operates in the same manner. The use of readymade partitions of light materials such as glass and gypsum, or even concrete, which do not require any effort to be prepared at the site, will lead to higher results compared to the use of block walls, for example.

The third portion consists of ten points and is concerned with the use of repeated models. It relates to the architectural aspects of the building such as doors and window openings, pillars, stairs, and measurements of bathrooms. If it is possible to use precast repeated layouts by as much as 80-90 percent, the indicator will rise to ten points compared to the models that contain no repeated layouts.

The page compiles the result from the three parts to give the total result of the building indicator.

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