Welcome to the seventh edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 56 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
This weeks paper coincides with General Election voting day. The Dublin Inquirer noted Dublin candidates overwhelming support for a system of Independent Local Authority Building Inspections. Elsewhere in the Village magazine and the Examiner (Michael Clifford) both published articles analysing past government performance and barriers that affect on housing, homelessness and social housing that will face a new Government.
The Independent (Paul Meila) noted widespread criticism of recent changes to Section 28 of the 2000 Planning Act which give the Minister of the Environment extended powers that have wide ranging impacts, on the wind industry in particular. On a more positive note Ireland has become the first country in the English speaking world to make Passive standard a mandatory building standard. This was voted in by Local Councillors in DunLaoghaire Rathdown County Council this week.
This week we continue the new section “Top Posts” looking back at some of the big issues that are still relevant.
The BRegs Weekly e-zine gathers all recent social media discussions relating to Building Control Regulations into one weekly digest. It is published every Friday and gives a round-up of news highlights for the week. Publication was delayed for this edition due to IT issues.
We recommend signing up for an automatic subscription to keep up with the discussion surrounding the current annual review of the BC(A)R, and more recent media articles and stories about building control and the impacts on the consumer and construction industry.
Click Here to read: BRegs Weekly – Edition 56