Welcome to the ninth edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 58 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
This week saw cancellation of tenders for Dublin City Council temporary homes for homeless families, so-called ‘Rapid’ timber framed units. Reasons given were ‘technical issues’ and deadlines appear unrealistic. Many questions are now being asked including how BCAR compliance will be dealt with for contractor-led ‘design+build’ projects, and whether this type of housing represents value for money. Two years into BCA(A)R SI.9 the lack of standardised templates for Certifier inspections continues to frustrate industry and professionals alike, giving rise to a huge variation in costs and services provided. Housing shortages continue to occupy significant media commentary. BCAR compliance procedures are currently adding significantly to construction cost inflation across all sectors, multi-unit residential in particular.
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 58