MEP Services Section



Mechanical and Electrical services always form part of any development be it Buildings or Infrastructure. It is very important to make sure the services are designed, installed and commissioned to the International Standards.

The MEP Services Section (MSS) is part of Building Permit with the vision of checking Services Design particularly HVAC Design. The MSS aims at ensuring compliance of the installation of Services with Local Standards, Internationals Standards and Project Specifications for the best interest of the Client.


The MSS staff consists of a group of professional engineers specialized in Mechanical and Electrical Services focused on fulfilling their duties through proper advice and transparency with construction personnel. Continuous improvement of their technical and communication skills is what MSS adopts for increasing job efficiency and raising its standards.


The MSS scope of work covers review and approval of all Services Drawings and Design Calculations related to construction industry in the MEP services sector such as HVAC heat gain calculations and design drawings, related Electrical Drawings, etc…

The requirements of the MSS are mainly those of Local and International Standards (ASHRAE, NFPA, BS-EN, IEE, DEWA-E, DEWA-W, Etisalat, Du …) and Local Regulations (DM Standard for HVAC Heat Gain Calculations and Drainage Standards). The Yellow Code, “Urban Planning & MEP Services Regulations & Technical Guidelines” outlines the basic and minimum requirements for building a simple but effective system for controlling the quality of MEP Installations. The Yellow Code is also covered under the Accreditation Program run by CED where trained and qualified MSS’s Engineers carry out the facilitation for this program.


MSS is in the process of updating the Yellow Code incorporating various comments and feedback received from the Accreditation participants.


MSS has organized “Launching of Yellow Code - Urban Planning & MEP Services Regulations & Technical Guidelines” that was held in April 2007.

Moreover, MSS will be organizing in 2009 “Launching of updated Yellow Guidelines exclusively for MEP Services. The event date will be announced in due time.


Two of MSS Engineers have received awards from the Business Excellence Center for their contribution in developing the Yellow Code.

Similarly MSS team members were awarded Certificates of Appreciation by DP World for successful handling and completion of Q9-Water Front Project.


MSS engineers are available to respond to any inquiry that might be raised. For general inquiries, emails may be sent to: