UK focusses on Irish Building Regs in @GeoffWilkinson article for Architects Journal

The following article is published today in the Architects Journal. Written by Geoff Wilkinson, Managing Director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants the article summarises the proposed Building Regulation Amendments under SI No.9 (formerly SI80) and voices the concerns of Irish architects concerning increased liability. Click on image to download pdf (180Kb):

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  1. Bregs Blog admin team

    thanks for post Graham- see page 7 of Information paper 4 lists 6 RIAI Objectives: interesting to consider how many have been achieved to date- not sure at this point if any? Extract below

    RIAI Stated Objectives
    1.The role and responsibility of architects, other professions, builders, specialists, etc. must be clearly expressed and codified
    2.The responsibilities and liabilities of architects both as Members of the Design Team and as Assigned Certifiers must be reasonable and must be insurable
    3.The role of the Building Control Authorities must be defined both at Commencement Stage and in terms of Inspection of Building Works
    4.A robust system of Registration of Builders is essential in the consumer interest.
    5.Defects Liability Insurance is vital in order to provide consumer redress.
    6.IT systems for submission of Commencement Notice information and other documents must be available for ‘road testing’ at the earliest possible opportunity and must be in place by 1st March 2014.

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  2. Bregs Blog admin team

    thanks for post Graham- see page 7 of Information paper 4 lists 6 RIAI Objectives: interesting to consider how many have been achieved to date- not sure at this point if any? Extract below

    RIAI Stated Objectives
    1.The role and responsibility of architects, other professions, builders, specialists, etc. must be clearly expressed and codified
    2.The responsibilities and liabilities of architects both as Members of the Design Team and as Assigned Certifiers must be reasonable and must be insurable
    3.The role of the Building Control Authorities must be defined both at Commencement Stage and in terms of Inspection of Building Works
    4.A robust system of Registration of Builders is essential in the consumer interest.
    5.Defects Liability Insurance is vital in order to provide consumer redress.
    6.IT systems for submission of Commencement Notice information and other documents must be available for ‘road testing’ at the earliest possible opportunity and must be in place by 1st March 2014.

    Reply

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