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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 24/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu dhabi has come up with new guidelines for the installation of underground utilities which will also help in cutting costs.

the new guidelines would benefit pedestrians as the utility corridors design manual (ucdm) launched by the abu dhabi urban planning council (upc) at the cityscape abu dhabi aims to reduce the width of public right of ways (street width) and potentially therefore the distances pedestrians have to walk by making more efficient use of the space below street level.

it provides planners developers and engineers with clear guidelines for the exact location and width of underground ‘corridors’ for utilities such as water pipes storm water drainage power cables fibre-optic cables sewage pipes and district cooling systems beneath new streets across the emirate.

the abu dhabi urban planning council has launched utility corridors design manual to provide planners and engineers with guidelines for the location and width of underground corridors for utilities.

arranging these corridors into a narrower configuration will enable developers to design more pedestrian-friendly streets with shorter distances to walk. the ucdm also oversees the provision of corridors for trees streetlights and landscaping above new streets. the ucdm guidelines will be incorporated in projects in areas including al shawamekh al shamkha parts of baniyas sector z35 in mohamed bin zayed city and master plans such as the north wathba master plan and sila’a delma and ghayathi in al gharbia.

to produce the manual the upc collaborated with a number of stakeholders including the department of municipal affairs abu dhabi city municipality al ain city municipality western region municipality abu dhabi police abu dhabi quality and conformity council and the department of transport as well as utility companies and service providers.

designed to complement the standards and guidelines set out in the abu dhabi urban street design manual v1.1 (usdm) launched by the upc in 2012 and the public realm design manual (prdm) launched in 2011 the new provisions will help to improve the lives of pedestrians by creating more attractive and walkable streets.

studies have shown that there is typically a 25 per cent reduction in the right of way (row) when the ucdm in conjunction with the usdm is used to design street layouts. a financial evaluation completed in november 2012 of the design of new streets and the retrofitting of existing streets demonstrated a seven per cent to 23 per cent cost saving.

mohamed al khadar executive director of development review and estidama upc said: “it will ensure that utility corridors are efficiently planned underground which in turn will create more attractive and walkable streets aboveground for the benefit of pedestrians.”

the manual applies to new developments in urban areas covered by the upc’s regional framework plans: plan capital 2030 plan al ain 2030 and plan al gharbia 2030. its provisions may be applied retrospectively as and when the need arises to carry out revitalisation of existing streets.

another of its aims is to reduce the duration of works to install or repair underground utilities thereby minimising traffic problems and disruption to services.

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