CATCH UP CPD: “Everything you wanted to know.. (Part 1)”

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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_

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