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Chartered engineer

  • 16-04-2021 11:01am
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    Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ declanobrennan


    My builder has asked to work with a specific engineer for the designing of structural supports and certifying the work on completion (getting ground floor of back wall knocked out of a 2 story house to build a one story extension).

    My architect has never heard of the engineer. I've two questions:

    1. Is there a way to check credentials of the engineer?
    2. Is it necessary or advisable to do so?

    He doesn't have a website - not that a website proves anything!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ declanobrennan


    I put this in the wrong forum! How can I move it to the general construction forum?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Just report your post and it can be moved by Mod, I've reported it there for you.
    Mod can then delete this post to clean up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,004 ✭✭✭ rob w


    You could just ask for evidence of Chartered status.

    Otherwise you can search Engineers Ireland members here....

    https://www.engineersireland.ie/Professionals/Membership/Members/Find-a-member

    CEng next to the name would indicate chartered status. However, it could be someone with the same name as I don't think you can find more detailed info that way.

    Probably best to ask for proof to be sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ declanobrennan


    rob w wrote: »
    You could just ask for evidence of Chartered status.

    Otherwise you can search Engineers Ireland members here....

    https://www.engineersireland.ie/Professionals/Membership/Members/Find-a-member

    CEng next to the name would indicate chartered status. However, it could be someone with the same name as I don't think you can find more detailed info that way.

    Probably best to ask for proof to be sure.


    Thanks. His name is not coming up on that.

    What do I ask for? If there soon sort of licence? Does he need to have PI?

    Cheers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ declanobrennan


    Thanks. His name is not coming up on that.

    What do I ask for? If there soon sort of licence? Does he need to have PI?

    Cheers!

    Also is it usual to ask for references of other work, like you would with a builder?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭ Metric Tensor


    Ask for a copy of his PI Insurance as a starting point. That's the protection you have if there's some sort of issue along the way.

    You could then ask for some examples of previous work. He doesn't necessarily have to.be chartered although most in private business for themselves are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,347 ✭✭✭ stampydmonkey


    Ask for a copy of his PI Insurance as a starting point. That's the protection you have if there's some sort of issue along the way.

    You could then ask for some examples of previous work. He doesn't necessarily have to.be chartered although most in private business for themselves are.
    He doesn't also have to be member of Engineers Ireland


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,923 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    He doesn’t have to be chartered or a member of EI but he does have to have the required qualifications, experience and competence to design the works. Also PI is the important thing.

    Ask for a copy of his PI cert which outlines the values of works he is covered for.

    He could be a Chartered Building Engineer with CABE.
    iStructE or another professional association.


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