Hot topic: Architectural Technologists and SI.9


One of the big issues that gave us over 24,000 views for May was the exclusion Architectural Technologists  from the register of competent professionals under the new building regulations.

From our first post with TD Mick Wallace’s invitation for submissions for the Dáil debate on 27th May, correspondence and questions sent to us in advance, to official policy statements and opinion pieces in the aftermath, interest and concerns have been wide-ranging.

An online petition organised by an Architectural Technologist in advance of the Dáil debate gathered over 500 names in 36 hours and broad-ranging supporters of an Architectural Technologists’ register (technologists, architects and other professionals); various statements and contributions following this have been very vocal on this issue.

In the two days surrounding the debate the blog received over 3,000 views, shattering all previous records.

If anyone has missed aspects of this discussion, or the Dáil debate itself, here is a summary selection of posts on the subject- they are listed in reverse chronologal order as they happened.

Contributors have highlighted Minister Phil Hogan had previously, when in opposition as early as 2010, queried the exclusion of Architectural Technologists (from the register) to the (then)Minister Gromley in the Dáil. 4 years on and many Architectural Technologists see no progress on this issue at all.

Summary of posts on this topic:

Opinion piece: Architectural Technologist and certification – click link here

Thoughts on a Register for Architectural Technologists – click link here

Audio Clip: Dáil Debate 27th May- Architectural Technologists & SI.9 – click link here

RIAI NEWS ALERT: Architectural Technologist Register – click link here

Message from Mick Wallace TD to Architectural Technologists – click link here

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