ISLAMABAD: CDA directed owners of all commercial and highrise buildings to assess their buildings for structural stability from third-party consultants, as Islamabad is partially situated on a fault line.
Deputy Director General Mohammad Shahbaz Hussain issued a directive to survey all highrise and commercial buildings in the capital.
A letter addressing all three directors of building control stated: “As Islamabad is in Zone 2-B (Seismic), so Chairman CDA has desired that building control should conduct a survey of all commercial buildings/highrise buildings within ICT limits so that awareness be created amongst the stakeholders regarding the importance of structural stability of buildings.”
In the federal capital territory, the majority of commercial and residential high-rise buildings operate without a completion certificate or a certified fire and safety system. To evade any unfortunate occurrence, all owners, occupants, and developers are instructed to hire reputable third-party consultants for the evaluation of the structural stability of their buildings.
It is worth mentioning here that geologically, Pakistan lies on the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates; consequently, the susceptibility to earthquakes is high. The capital is also partially located on a fault line; therefore, more prone to seismic hazards or the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtors blogs.