Earlier this month the President of the Architects organisation the RIAI wrote to the Department of the Environment requesting a deferral of SI9.
Below is the RIAI letter sent on 15th January 2014 to Minister Hogan. Minster Hogan’s refusal is attached dated 16th January 2014. The new SI9 was subsequently signed by the Minister. The RIAI are a key stakeholder in the formation and implementation of SI9.
interesting opinion piece by 7 past presidents of riai on effectiveness of new regulations
New or same old building regulations? | BRegs Blog
Interesting angle on overview
I wonder what private group stands to benefit most from regs?
Winners and Losers: Building Regulations (Amendment) Regulation 2014 (SI.9 of 2014) | BRegs Blog
Obviously the Minister does not consider the RIAI a key stakeholder.
Code of practice for inspecting and certifying buildings and works has been published. I seen a copy this afternoon and will post a copy once I'm on my PC again.
apparently still vague between company and individual- need to see it but on previous version it was suggested that employees would need to take out separate professional indemnity insurance to cover themselves personally in addition to companies. Would be interesting to see final version.
back on topic: Olivia Mitchell TD & Tommy Broughan TD to Minister Hogan: The Self-Builder Question?
Don't post on this thread anymore. We have had enough of your insights.
Has there been a rule breach somewhere or is it simply a case of a moderator not liking their opinion challenged?
This is an extremely pertinent thread with good debate going on in it, please allow all sides to debate their opinions fully.... and should moderator action be necessary for a rule breach, so be it... but censorship because "we have had enough of your insights" is a frankly embarrassing way to try to censor a poster.
very poor in my opinion.....
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There is a worrying contradiction well highlighted in link. What is your opinion on this Hairy mellon?
My view is that if self-builders are allowed nominate themselves (as suggested in the ministers reply) as builders then the whole system as proposed is almost identical to the current system.
the BCA & subsequent COP are at odds with Mr hogans reply
from the BCA 2014 act
below from the newly published Code of Practice (COP)
until someone provides a case example of where a client has managed to act as builder under the BCA 2014, this is case closed.
I agree Bryan but I would fear from the ministers reply that he is edging towards some kind of U-turn even at this stage (transitional arrangements would be the phrase)- elections are near. I wonder has any direction been given to planning authorities on what constitutes an invalid commencement notice, and how this should be followed up if/ when it happens?