30 September 2015
We have assembled this CPD post with ten links particularly for architects, engineers, architectural technologists & surveyors involved in domestic construction. Bookmark this page as a quick link to completing up to five hours of CPD. Enjoy!
1. PYRITE & Ground Floor construction.
As a Design or Assigned Certifier you might think that contaminated building material is not your responsibility. But what about the basic ground floor construction?
2. PART A & Consequence Classes.
Some may have noticed on the BCMS that the project information requires confirmation of consequence class.
3. PART D & the Construction Products Regulations.
As the CPR regulations have been rolled into Part D of the building regulations compliance for all materials used on site would appear to rest with the Design and Assigned Certifiers rather than the main contractor.
4. PART E changes for sound tranmission.
From 1 July 2015, there are changes to Building Regulations in relation to sound transmission between dwellings.
5. PART H & waste water treatment systems.
The design of the system will have to be certified b a competent person before the Commencement Notice is lodged.
6. PART J and carbon monoxide detectors
New build residential and changes of use in residential buildings must be designed for carbon monoxide detection.
7. PART K changes for stairs.
The new Part K of the Building Regulations for stairs design came into effect on 1st of January 2015.
8. PART L & fRsi calculations.
Under TGD Part L you must prove DESIGN compliance for ground floor junctions by numerical calculation in 3D using validated software.
9. PART L & Design Certificates
Three things you probably do not know about certifying Part L on even the smallest project such as a kitchen extension…
10. PART L & standard details
There is a world of difference between the intuition of a well-experienced architect and a formal written appraisal using relevant standards and validated software.
With special thanks to BRegs Blog technical contributors, including:
Isabel Barros @barros_isabel, Sean Breen @breensj, Orla Hegarty @orla_hegarty, Simon McGuinness @passive_logical, Joseph Little @building_life_