Mark Stephens Architects are Assigned Certifiers under S.I.No. 9 of 2014

Mark Stephens Architects are Assigned Certifiers under S.I.No. 9 of 2014 I thought I’d use this post to set out my stall: • Yes, I will be an Assigned Certifier under S.I No.9 of 2014 (as well as ‘Designer’ under Read More …

Advice note on S.I. No.9 of 2014 for Clients, Builders, Suppliers & Certifiers

With just over a week to go before SI. No.9 of 2014 kicks in (March 1st); below is an ‘Advice Note’ I am giving to clients, builders, suppliers & ancillary certifiers to ease the transition. I’ve also included this sheet Read More …

SI No.9 – the saga continues #BRegsReform

Following on from my first post on what is now SI No.9 (I wonder if the Dept are John Lennon fans?). I was speaking to a colleague yesterday and a few additional, important points need to be made: 1. For Read More …

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (now S.I. No. 9); signed into law 15 January 2014

So it looks like it’s definitely happening. Still on for March 1st this year. Here’s a summary of the new regulations and certificates: 1. The Building Commencement Notice Very similar to what we already have; main difference is that it Read More …

Calling all Irish Chartered Structural Engineers – unhappy with SI80? @bregsforum Please Retweet

What we’re seeing with ordinary members of the RIAI is remarkable; a ground swell of support on a common, specific purpose, completely separate from the Institute: Today 500+ architects have today written to Minister Phil Hogan asking him to defer Read More …

This is the real problem in rural Irish construction (Part 2)

This is Part 2 following on from This is the real problem in rural Irish construction (Part 1). It takes the ‘Dream Team’ discussion a little further… You have to remember the background of rural residential architecture; in my opinion Read More …

Why you should vote for me for RIAI Council;compendium of posts @bregsforum

Below are quick links that take you to each post on Building Regulations Reform which also give a background on why (if you’re an RIAI member) you should vote for me in the current RIAI Council Election. Also if you’re Read More …

So which Building Regulations system would you kill for? @bregsforum

As a continuation to A UK trained architect’s experience of Irish Building Control this post takes the argument a bit further and asks you which system you would prefer… I can understand how the “To die for” quotes on proposed Read More …

A clarification about my RIAI Council Election Candidature:

I thought I’d post a clarification concerning my candidature on the RIAI election: Originally the intention was for me to be entered as a candidate for the Western Region but due to an administration error, I’m now on the general Read More …

A way forward for self-builders… @bregsforum

This personal viewpoint is my opinion on how to maintain the self-building industry in Ireland. This plan of action could easily be implemented as an adjusted form of SI80 In order to maintain the self building industry (remember that 60% Read More …