Fatma Mostafa Amer

Consultant Building Codes and Construction – MAGS, Department of Municipal Affairs, Emirate of Abu Dhabi


Ms Amer is currently working as a consultant to Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) to help develop the Abu Dhabi Building Code based on the International Building Codes.

Since 2009, DMA has been pursuing this strategic initiative to review the current state of regulations governing the construction of buildings and introduce a more comprehensive and updated construction codes.  With this initiative, DMA seeks to balance the interests of stakeholders throughout the Emirate in pursuit of advancing Safety, Savings, and Sustainability. 

Before DMA, Fatma held the position of First Deputy Commissioner of New York City Department of Buildings serving the City of New York and the construction industry for over 25 years.  During which, she head many monumental projects and initiatives that impacted New York and led to safer construction practices, mainly:


Fatma is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, USA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt. 

Awards and Recognitions

2011 Outstanding Government Service, The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
2010 Outstanding Service by Arab Americans, The City Council of New York
2007 Outstanding Government Achievement Award, New York Society of Architects
2005 Special Government Recognition Award,  The City Council of New York

Conferences and Committees

2010, Speaker :  “Innovate to Survive, Engineers for One Planet” Conference.  Organized by the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE), London, UK
2009, Organizer and Speaker: Crane Safety Conference.  New York City, NY, USA
2010 Organizer and Speaker: Wind Turbine Conference.  New York City, NY, USA
2011 Member: Technical committee to develop a “Designer’s Guide on Super (very tall) High-rise Buildings”. Sponsored by the International Code Council (ICC) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)