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The BRegs Forum - Building Control (Amendment) S.I 9, 2014


Impact of the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 | McDowell Purcell Interesting legal advice on impact of Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) from this McDowell Purcell: http://www.mcdowellpurcell.ie/impact-of-the-building-control-amendment-regulations-2014/ From reading this it would appear that the validation timescale may be "at the discretion" of the local authorities. The note suggests that if a completion certificate is deemed invalid, time may be "at large". This may […]
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Irish Building Magazine: Surveyors appeal to Government: BC(A)R SI.9.- New Building Regulations in force – Surveyors appeal to Government to increase resources for local authorities « Irish Building Magazine on 4th March 2014. Link: http://www.irishbuildingmagazine.ie/2014/03/04/new-building-regulations-in-force-surveyors-appeal-to-government-to-increase-resources-for-local-authorities/ The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is a key stakeholder involved in the formation of Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). In this article Kevin Hollingsworth, Chair of the […]March 7, 2014
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Highland Radio – Commencements fell in Donegal in 2013 - The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans reveals a decline for Donegal, with planning applications down 9% and project commencements down 7% in 2013.m Link to Highland Radio Piece here: http://www.highlandradio.com/2014/03/03/planning-and-commencements-fell-in-donegal-in-2013/ However, the company says this is an improvement on the 2012 statistics, when the figure for commencements […] March 7, 2014

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RTÉ Radio 1 Clip: RIAI confirms call for deferral of BC(A)R SI.9 - RTÉ Radio 1 Clip from Friday 28th February 2014: the show re-plays earlier footage of Minister Hogan stating that the current representative body for architects (RIAI) call for deferral has been made by a minority of Architects and is not official RIAI policy. In the earlier clip he notes current building regulations are fully-supported by the […]  March 6, 2014

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CIF to host Offaly public briefing on BC(A)R SI.9 Here is an event next week- a briefing on Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) to be held by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). It will be interesting to see if this will be attended by any self-builders. We are aware that the CIF were one of the first key stakeholder groups to accurately […]  March 6

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Opinion piece: Architectural Technologists and the register: BC(A)R SI.9 - The implicit assumption in SI9 is that only those already at the table are competent to provide the required services. This is incorrect. To truly protect the consumer, all who play an active part in the construction process should be assessed on their own merits and within their own competence, and then regulated as necessary. […] March 6, 2014

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Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D: BC(A)R SI.9 - Speech by the Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. At a Business Dinner hosted by Sherry Fitzgerald On Tuesday, 4 February 2014 « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service In a speech on 4th February 2014 the Taoiseach Enda Kenny outlines the thought process behind the government endorsed private register of contractors, the cessation of self-building and […]  March 5, 2014

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Phil Hogan TD to Minister Gormley on “premature” and “market distortion effects” of register in 2010 - In the context of Minister Phil Hogan’s statements in the Dail on 27th February urging underqualified draughtsmen to register as “competent professionals” to operate roles of certifiers under Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014), we wondered if the Minister was adequately briefed on the register and the qualifications involved. Here is quote: “ I […]  March 5, 2014

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Legal advice on BC(A)R SI.9 - Here is the legal opinion on Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) and opinions on previous versions of Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) by Mr Dennis McDonald S.C. Link to pdf here: DMcDonald SC 3-2-1 140304 We have posted various legal advice previously and there appears to be nothing new here unfortunately. […]  -  March 5, 2014
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Newstalk: 3rd March 2014- BC(A)R SI.9 “is not a consumer protection measure” - BC(A)R SI.9 is discussed on Newstalk Moncrief Show (Part 1) 22:36 to 29:00 http://newstalk.ie/player/listen_back/8/8128/03rd_March_2014_-_Moncrieff_Part_1 Frank McDonald discusses Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) on this Newstalk programme on Monday 3rd March 2014. He notes that the government and department have introduced SI.9 to avoid any role in inspections of buildings and to avoid responsibility in […] March 4, 2014
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The cost of professional fees: BC(A)R SI.9 - In a recent radio interview on 28 February 2014, Morning Ireland RTE News, Minister Phil Hogan was vert certain on the costs of Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) for a typical house, and other non-residential projets. Quote: “No it will not be expensive! All this exaggeration about thirty, forty, fifty thousand and that direct […]
March 3, 2014
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RTÉ Radio 1, Transcript: Minister Hogan defends BC(A)R SI. - Minister for the Environment defends new regulations. Released 28 February 2014 – Morning Ireland RTE News. Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government discusses the new Building Control Regulations. Transcript of radio interview previously posted to follow: ________ Cathal Mac Coille RTE News Morning Ireland New Building Control Regulations come into force tomorrow, as […] March 2, 2014
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Radio Clip, Newstalk: Fianna Fáil criticise BC(A)R SI.9 - New rules place increased accountability on those signing off on new buildings Fianna Fáil are criticising the Government for what they describe as the hasty introduction of new building regulations. The new rules - which will see an increased level of accountability placed on professionals signing off on new buildings - come into effect today. […]  March 2, 2014

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