• Tuesday , 12 November 2019

Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014 – One Day Event

In response to building industry demand, Architecture Expo, in conjunction with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is delighted to announce this all-day event focussing on the Irish government’s recent introduction of The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI9), 26th June.

The Building Control Regulations 2014, Statutory Instrument No 9 and the Code of Practice for Certifying and Inspecting Buildings represents one of the most significant changes to Building Control since the introduction of the Building Control Act in 1990.

From 1st March 2014 these changes require all project stakeholders to implement new administrative and procedural methods to enhance building quality, safety, accessibility and efficiency. The Amendment came about as a result of past shortcomings and building control inspection as seen in some recent high profile cases. The introduction of BC(A)R 2014 has led to much discussion among the various stakeholders in relation to specification, products & materials, appointment of Assigned Certifiers, additional documentation requirements and overall project cost implications.

The full day Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 event will provide you with a detailed and insightful guide to your responsibilities during all construction phases and will address the challenges this amendment presents to clients, specifiers, designers, contractors and product suppliers. Produced in conjunction with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), BC(A)R 2014 will feature a panel of expert speakers who will provide you with the information necessary to manage the design, construction and completion of your construction project with certainty. The event will also be an excellent networking opportunity, a platform to discuss what these amendments mean for you, and an insight into opportunities they present.

9.30        Conference Registration
Tea, coffee and networking

10.00     Opening Remarks – Chairperson
Robin Mandal, RIAI President

10.20     The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 – An Overview
Speaker: Aidan O’Connor, Chief Architect Advisor, Dept. of the Environment, Community and Local Government
–          What were the factors leading to the introduction of BCAR 2014?
–          Overview of the principal changes since the 1st of March 2014
–          The  main administrative and procedural aspects of the amendments
–          How does BCAR impact on the construction and design team work?

10.50     Your Role as an Assigned Certifier
Speaker: Tony Reddy, Chairman, Reddy Architecture
–          What is Ancillary Certification?
–          What will I have to do?
–          Overview of the scope of services to be provided

11.20     Tea & Coffee Break
11.40     What Architects Expect from You
Speakers: Ciaran O’Connor, State Architect, Tony Reddy, Reddy Architects plus other leading architects
–          The standards that will be required from you in terms of public sector projects.
–          What are the standard requirement for private sector contracts?
–          An overview of changes envisaged by architectural practices in terms of suppliers, specialists, sub-contractors etc.

12.10    Legal Implications of BCAR 2014
Speaker: David Phelan, Managing Partner, Hayes Solicitors
–          Legal implications of the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the consequences of non-compliance?
–          Who is responsible if the building and its components fail to live up to quality standards?
–          What happens if  the change of ownership during the construction stage
–          How does this affect the use of lower cost substitute materials?

12.40     Building Control Management System (BCMS) and New Building Control Technologies
Speaker: Orla Fitz.Gerald, Director, Fitz.Gerald & Associates Architects
–          An insight into the latest in building control process and communication tools
–          What is the BCMS and its role in improving building quality, safety and efficiency standards?
–          Stakeholder interactivity with the system

13.10     Lunch
14.10     Construction Product Regulations, Quality Considerations & the Construction ProductsDirective
Speaker  TBC
–          What are the key product standard and quality considerations?
–          How can product and materials suppliers ensure that their products meet specifications?
–          The Construction Products Directive and its implications for your products and materials

14.50     BCAR – The Insurer’s Perspective
Speaker TBC
–          Professional Indemnity Insurance issues in relation to design, suppliers, sub-contractors and specialists
–          The role of Latent Defects Insurance
–          Key building insurance explained

15.10     The Challenges and Problems of BCAR 2014
Speaker TBC
–          The Statutory Registration of Builders
–          Building Control Authority resources
–          Improvement and Changes to BC(A)R

15.50     Panel Discussion and Questions

16.30     Closing Remarks

Who should attend?
Attendees will represent a cross section of Irish companies and organisations involved in all aspects of the construction process, including:

– Main & specialist building contractors
– Building product manufacturers and suppliers
– Developers and clients
– Architects & design professionals
– Surveyors
– Consulting engineers
– Legal & insurance professionals
– Local authority & government departments
– Building control professionals
–  Fire, health & safety specialists

Reasons to Attend:
– Make sure you’re fully up to speed on one of the most important building control regulatory changes of the past two decades
– Ensure that the products and services you employ on a project achieve full compliance with the amended regulations
–  Gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities the changes represent
– Understand the legal and insurance implications of non-compliance
– Hear objective presentations from a panel of expert speakers representing all aspects of construction, design and building control
– Network with senior construction industry decision makers

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