Heres a good informative post on specialist certifiers in case you missed it. Recent posters have suggested sub-contracting out the roles of design and assigned certifiers: this is a good place to start. Enjoy!
Specialist Ancillary Certifiers
For anyone who missed them we did a series of 4 question and answer posts with persons and a firm who are providing ancillary Certifier services to the industry. As with previous posts these standard questions are the ones a client or design team would ask of any potential specialist Certifier. We invited submissions from surveyors, engineers and architects who intend to provide separate specialist services for SI.9 to the construction industry. Many registered professionals are not happy to undertake the roles of Assigned or Design Certifier.
If you do not intend to undertake the roles of Design or Assigned Certifier these posts are very useful to assess fee proposals you will be getting in from other specialist sub-consultants.
We think these four posts are very practical information for practitioners and consumers alike regarding anticipated duties and timescales, and consequent costs to design teams and clients of Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). Click on the title for to read the post:
- Specialist Certifier 1- ENGINEER
- Specialist Certifier 2- ARCHITECT
- Specialist Certifier 3- SURVEYOR
- Specialist Certifier 4- COMPANY
Templates: Inspection Form and Inspection Plan. The Bregs Blog also received correspondence along with a sample pdf inspection plan kindly prepared by a Chartered Surveyor for Blog readers- This is part 1 of a two part post. The second part has a sample Draft Inspection Form. Standardised templates and duties are pretty thin on the ground from the representative bodies so these are a useful base for practitioners to get their minds around what the roles involve, then what to base fee proposals on.
Seven Day Notice issues In a previous opinion piece a registered architect noted the pitfalls of using a 7 day notice: S.I. 9 and the 7-day notice – click link here Other posts on this topic: SI9- where do I start? – click link here Design Certifier – Can we leave it to the builder to sort out? – click link here Where is the Design Certifier in BC(A)R SI.9? – click link here MISSING PERSON- the Design Certifier? – click link here Problems with role of Design Certifier: BC(A)R SI. – click link here 4 tips for assigned certifiers… – click link here Certifiers call for help! – click here 3 must-read posts for employees – click link here