Yay I am now a qualified PSDP (Project Supervisor for the Design process)

I have recently passed the RIAI Project Supervisor Design Process course which qualifies me to take on the appointment of PSDP on construction projects. What exactly is a PSDP? Read what a PSDP is HERE (opens in new window) Does Read More …

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More CAD history! #ModelShop @Sketchup @DMRSpamKiller mentioned

I wrote THIS POST in 2015 and thought I’d give it a bit of an update: I mentioned the system we had at college (GABLE) developed originally at Sheffield University (headed by Bryan Lawson) and in its days was a Read More …

Looking for an architect in the West of Ireland? Book an initial consultation… [page updated]

If you are contemplating an architectural project in the West of Ireland then our INITIAL CONSULTATION service is proving a great way to kick-start a project. We undertook a stack of consultations like this in 2016 and we’re continuing them Read More …

Notification received of Planning Permission on this County Sligo House Extension

Just received notification that this house extension to a County Sligo cottage is going ahead: Below is a rendered view: Key features include: • Single storey link between old and new • Contemporary mono-pitched two-storey extension to rear of existing Read More …

Mould and buildings! A huge thanks to Simon McGuinness @PassiveLogical for this [video]

The topic of mould has raised it’s head a lot on the refurbishment of older properties we’ve been working on recently. The excellent video below by Simon McGuinness (PassiveLogical) gives a full and detailed explanation of what’s happening and what Read More …

Come & see me @SwinfordTown #EnterpriseTown #Expo @BOIbusiness #LetsConnect 4th Nov 2016

Just to let you know I’m going to be at the Swinford BOI Business Expo THIS FRIDAY 4th November, 5-8pm – in the Swinford Cultural Centre Please pop by and say hello Click HERE for the full schedule of events Read More …

YT presenting @RIAIonline next week on Social Media to colleagues

Mark Stephens will be presenting his Practice’ approach to marketing and social media at the RIAI next week 10.15-10.45am Tuesday 14th June, if you are a fellow RIAI architect I think there are still places free, details on the link Read More …

Currently putting BCR Comply through its paces #CPD #AssignedCertifier

Mark Stephens Architects, Passivhaus Designers, Design Certifiers & Assigned Certifiers / As well as being registered architects and Passivhaus Designers; I forget sometimes forget (how could I) that we’re also Design Certifier and Assigned Certifiers under S.I. No. 9 of Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos 4 #Passivhaus #3 @ElrondBurrell @PatrickROsborne mentioned

This final post follows on from: Part 1 on Vectorworks Energos Passivhaus Part 2 on Vectorworks Energos Passivhaus This will serve as a few added points and a bit of a conclusion: I was speaking to Elrond Burrell following the Read More …

So where are we now with the Building Regulation/Control changes? @BRegsBlog mentioned

I thought it useful to outline what the current situation is regarding the Building Regulation Amendments: 1. For a one-off house or extension> 40m2 you can either opt-in to S.I No.9 of 2014 (where you need an Assigned Designer/Certifier etc…) Read More …