TD confirms extra costs for Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014)

by Bregs Blog admin team

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Brian Hayes TD has suggested that SI.9 may bring additional costs to qualifying capital projects and that professional hourly rates could apply to any additional duties for existing appointments under Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). This should give some relief to professionals who are grappling with the basis of additional fees for additional work under the regulations on government capital projects.

Kevin Humphreys TD to Brian Hayes TD on 29th Jan 2014 the cost impact of new regulations on capital projects:

http://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2014-01-29a.168&s=Building+regulation

:…Projects for which contractual arrangements have previously been entered into but which have not yet commenced will now have to take on board the additional requirements of SI No. 9 of 2014. …As part of the competitive process for each project, the standard conditions of engagement require consultants to submit rates for time charges and these tendered rates are evaluated before appointment. The submitted rates will provide the basis for reimbursement for any additional services required from the consultants arising from the requirements of S.I. 9 of 2014. The additional cost arising for each project will depend on the particular specifics of that project....”

The issues of “untenable liability” for new certifier roles still needs to addressed by professional bodies however in their advice to members and formal letters of appointment for new roles.

Previous legal advice on SI.9 roles included below:

131213LetterfromMatheson2.154138

131206 Letter from Denis McDonald 4 Dec 2013

The above opinion piece was submitted by Maoilíosa Mel Reynolds on 10th February 2014.