Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

UAE Building Codes

They probably suck.
A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year.

The fire struck one tower in Ajman emirate, north of Dubai, before spreading to an adjacent block.
Or they are "adjustable", in that the building inspectors will develop a sudden case of situational blindness if the situation warrants.

3 comments:

w3ski said...

I was wondering about that. "Fire in a High rise", what are they building there? I saw where one was caused by "smoking"? wtf kind of high rise goes up because of a cig?
w3ski

CenterPuke88 said...

Official estimates of 10-20% vs experts estimates of 65-75% of buildings with combustible aluminium cladding? WTF? Even the "official" estimate is insane! Aluminium sheets sandwiching a thermoplastic core, good grief. You've covered the aluminium battleship angle already Comrade, does no one ever learn from this shit?

Slybrarian said...

Hey, you could always visit lovely Qatar for the World Cup and sleep in tents instead! I'm sure there is no way that could go wrong.