A few observations on opting out of SI9… @BRegsBlog

There’s a few things that have arisen regarding clients and opting out of SI 9 recently that I thought I’d share: Firstly, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about with opting in or out – read THIS first So, Read More …

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#Architalks #25 #TheArchitectureofChange @angelabradyRIBA & Architects for Change mentioned

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘House or Home’ is Lora Teagarden Read More …

Just 10 years left to appoint YT as architect who’s at the top of his game #Frightening #Life

It’s a frightening thought but I am in the final phase of my work life. I’m now in my mid fifties and realistically when you take into account my children leaving school/college and the age of retirement – I am in Read More …

2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …

Online Planning Advice – €50 per question

There has been such a response to THIS POST on the Statute of Limitations and Planning Enforcement that I can no longer provide the response to specific questions free of charge. So, if you have a question on any of Read More …

Skin in the Game (@bobborson mentioned again)

If you’re an architect, architecture student, interested in architecture or how architects work then if you’re not following Bob Borson’s blog ‘Life of an architect’ you should. One of my favourite posts on architectural fees (Part 2) gives no nonsense Read More …

5 unbearable truths of building in Ireland

This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while and concerns the raw, unbearable truisms of designing and building in Ireland. Not pleasant reading but unfortunately (in my experience), all true: 5 unbearable truths of building in Ireland Read More …

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 …

DO NOT COVER UP WORK BEFORE INSPECTED

With S.I.9 (2014) on it’s way and a draft Code of Practice concerning inspections published (the final Code of Practice is awaited from the DECLG), the most important part that needs to be drilled into contractors is that any works Read More …

#BIM for Beginners – BIM in action – @bobborson and LifeofanArchitect mentioned

This is the fifth post on BIM following on from: BIM for Beginners – what is BIM BIM for Beginners – A simple BIM example and BIM for Beginners – Client Benefits BIM for beginners So is BIM just software Read More …