Welcome to the twelfth edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 61 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
Specialist UK construction and contracts lawyer Sarah Fox cast a critical eye over stakeholder approved BCAR SI.9 ancillary certificates in use for past 2 years. In the UK following structural wall collapse during a storm 17 schools were closed due to safety concerns, raising more questions as to the appropriateness of PPP contractor-led procurement of public projects. Dr Lorcan Sirr lecturer in Housing in DIT proposed reform of the costly self-certified BCAR building control system with the re-introduction of a Local Authority based system of independent inspections as a means to reducing costs and positively stimulating our housing sector.
Dublin City Councillor Dermort Lacey (Labour) accused the Department of the Environment of “Ignorant incompetence” over housing crisis. Delays and spiralling costs associated with DCC/DECLG temporary ‘rapid’ housing for homeless families were the focus of media attention. Many local representatives and commentators suggest purchase of existing housing stock is a far more immediate and effective way of getting families out of emergency accomodation.
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.
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