JONATHAN RAWLINSON, technical manager – components at Prysmian Group, looks at some of the issues surrounding specification of cable systems. Recent high-profile incidents across the UAE have thrown the spotlight on the need to ensure that fire safety is a prime consideration in the design of both commercial and residential buildings.

UAE-based Ducab, a key manufacturer of cables and cabling products for the energy, construction and specialty industry verticals, played a key role in the development of The Office of the Future, the world’s first entirely 3D-printed office in Dubai, by supplying 10 km of cables and wires for the innovative project.