Tehran Municipality’s director general for architecture and construction noted that from the beginning of fall, using standard building materials will be compulsory for all buildings with an area of over 3,000 square meters. Otherwise, end-of-construction certificate will not be issued to them.
Seyed Sabahoddin Mottaqi told SAMA that the obligation to use standard building materials will be enforced in two stages, adding, “The first stage will begin in October and will cover high-rise buildings with an area of more than 3,000 square meters. They should be built using material certified by the Institute of Standard and Industrial Research of Iran. Standards should cover such materials as ready-made concrete, round bars, iron beams, plaster, and welding as well as installations such as valves, fittings, power outlets, and so forth.”
Mottaqi further stated that supervising engineers are responsible for supervision over the building code, which will also be controlled by the Municipality at random and if they were not observed, the building would not be certified.
The official said that during the second phase, those places which are more accessible to citizens will be identified and standard materials will be supplied to them.
“The private sector will be in charge of distribution and supply of standard materials under supervision of Tehran Municipality,” he added.