RIAI NEWS ALERT: Architectural Technologist Register

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The following new alert from of the representative body for architects (RIAI) to members was sent on Monday 26th May 2014. President of the RIAI Robin Mandal pictured.

RIAI NEWS ALERT: Architectural Technologist Register

At the 7th March 2014, the RIAI Council voted to support in principle the following policy in relation to Architectural Technologists:

1.RIAI will set up an RIAI Register of Architectural Technologists immediately.

2.RIAI acknowledges and will support the need for a Statutory Register of Architectural Technologists.

3.RIAI will promote such a statutory Registered Architectural Technologist as a competent person to:

(a) Carry out Performance Calculation & Technical Design in accordance with Building Regulations
(b) Certify Performance Calculation and Technical Design carried out in accordance in Building Regulations
(c) Inspect the construction of buildings as required to certify compliance with Building Regulations

4.The RIAI will support the development and establishment of an Architectural Technologist Register Admissions Examination (ATRAE) for purposes of entry to the Statutory Register of Architectural Technologists. The examination should be at a level which recognises the education, experience and skills of the Architectural Technologist.

5.RIAI will develop and establish an RIAI Code of Conduct and a Professional Conduct Committee for professional practice as a Registered Architectural Technologist.

This is an important time for architectural technologists and the adoption of the policy in principle, underscores the Institute’s commitment to Architectural Technologist Members. There are a number of issues to be considered in setting up the voluntary RIAI Register so as to give the best possible effect and to future actions in this area.

Architectural Technologists are fully involved in this process and a series of meetings are being and will be held to develop the next steps and appropriate mechanisms for consultation.

As President I will work to ensure the best possible outcome for Architectural Technologists at this time.

Robin Mandal

RIAI President

Other posts of interest:

Architectural Technologists’ Petition – click link here

Phil Hogan TD to Minister Gormley on “premature” and “market distortion effects” of register in 2010  – click link here

Architectural Technologist’s personal letter to TD – click link here

An Architectural Technologist Dáil letter – click link here

Architectural Technologists’ Dáil QUESTIONS – click link here

Dáil Debate 27th May on Architectural Technologists: help needed! – click link here

An Architectural Technologist’s 6 questions to employer – click link here

Architectural Technologists and BC(A)R SI.9: CIAT – click link here

Architectural Technologist: Minister “disrespectful and misleading” in Seanad – click link Blog

Eoin O Cofaigh: The architectural technologist and BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Opinion piece: Architectural Technologists and the register: BC(A)R SI.9  – click link here

Collins & O Cofaigh- A BETTER way: BC(A)R SI.9 Solutions – click link here

38 thoughts on “RIAI NEWS ALERT: Architectural Technologist Register

  1. Finbar O'Brien

    The RIAI should be clear with their message if they wish to represent Technicians. Reading Mr Mandals announcement gives me no confidence that the RIAI have the interest of AT’s at heart. S.I.9 BCAR is very clear on the various duties of professionals.We are currently carrying out a,b, & c at present and more. Opportunist timing of announcement – Smells rotten but no surprise

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  2. Finbar O'Brien

    The RIAI should be clear with their message if they wish to represent Technicians. Reading Mr Mandals announcement gives me no confidence that the RIAI have the interest of AT’s at heart. S.I.9 BCAR is very clear on the various duties of professionals.We are currently carrying out a,b, & c at present and more. Opportunist timing of announcement – Smells rotten but no surprise

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  3. Paul Lee

    Is the RIAI the right organisation to look after this process? To any intelligent observer the answer would be an emphatic “No”

    The RIAI have shown themselves to be incapable of administering registration for anyone, architects included.

    Wasn’t it one of their own “registered” members signed off on priory hall?

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  4. Paul Lee

    Is the RIAI the right organisation to look after this process? To any intelligent observer the answer would be an emphatic “No”

    The RIAI have shown themselves to be incapable of administering registration for anyone, architects included.

    Wasn’t it one of their own “registered” members signed off on priory hall?

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  5. michael quirke

    the RIAI IS NOT the appropriate body to represent Architectural Technologists no more than it represents structural engineers.
    We need to achieve statutory footing in Ireland NOW . the first place we need to start is with the colleges running degree programmes at present ,
    we need to meet with department heads and management to formulate presentations to Mr Phil Hogan Minister for the environment. We should liaise with the CIAT who represent Technicians and Technologists in England ,Wales and Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. Chartered Architectural Technologists in Northern Ireland offer services directly to the public and we need to keep that in mind if we are to set up a statutory body here and allow cross border practices to operate . As the CIAT has worldwide recognition, (except R.O.I) it would be important that any new body would seek affiliation to the CIAT so that we could practice in the UK also .
    michael quirke (Architectural Technologist )

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  6. michael quirke

    the RIAI IS NOT the appropriate body to represent Architectural Technologists no more than it represents structural engineers.
    We need to achieve statutory footing in Ireland NOW . the first place we need to start is with the colleges running degree programmes at present ,
    we need to meet with department heads and management to formulate presentations to Mr Phil Hogan Minister for the environment. We should liaise with the CIAT who represent Technicians and Technologists in England ,Wales and Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. Chartered Architectural Technologists in Northern Ireland offer services directly to the public and we need to keep that in mind if we are to set up a statutory body here and allow cross border practices to operate . As the CIAT has worldwide recognition, (except R.O.I) it would be important that any new body would seek affiliation to the CIAT so that we could practice in the UK also .
    michael quirke (Architectural Technologist )

    Reply
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