Practical Post 14: Supervision vs Inspection

by Bregs Blog admin team


Practical Post 14: When do frequent Inspections become Supervision?

I have secured fees for duties as Assigned Certifier on an hourly rate for 1 day every two weeks on a job. This is on top of my standard fee agreement (RIAI form) which was signed last year at 5%. My client agreed to extend this additional fee for as long as the project is on site.

He did not agree to any additional payment for the Design Certifier role because the standard fee agreement refers to ‘building regulations’ and he does not see that there is any additional work.

Once this was all agreed, my client wrote to me confirming an arrangement for me to be on site supervising the contractor for one full working day every fortnight. I highlighted to him that the AC role also has a very heavy workload of administration, but he says that he agreed that additional fee because he wants the project to be well built. I now find that I will have to commit to being present on site and to do the administration work (unpaid) when I get back to the office.

Also I now realise that the local authority is looking for a digital log of all materials used on site, statements of performance etc. in line with part D compliance. My understanding was that the Contractor was responsible for recording all this and keeping a log in line with the Construction Products Regulation 2013 but it is unclear from the CIF ancillary certifier documentation, and for compliance I will need this now.

How can I address these additional duties?


Other Posts in this series:

Practical Post 1: BC(A)R SI.9 Extensions & Refurbishments– click link here

Practical Post 2: completion- FAO Vintners & Retailers– click link here

Practical posts 3: Change of Use – FDI and offices – Click link here

Practical post 4: What if the builder goes bust?– Click link here

Practical Post 5: Small retail extension- problem with certifier – Click link here

Practical Post 6: no one wants to do certifier roles! – Click link here

Practical Post 7: Existing Shopping Centres – Click link here

Practical Post 8: Employees won’t certify: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 9: Fees & numbers of inspections?: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 10: No retrospective compliance: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 11: Phasing and BC(A)R SI.9? – Click link here

Practical Post 10: No retrospective compliance: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 11: Phasing and BC(A)R SI.9? – Click link here

Practical Post 12: “architects only” club?–  Click link here

Practical Post 13: Duties & conflicts- BC(A)R SI.9 –  Click link here

Practical post 15: Code of conduct issues –  Click link here

Practical Post 16: Pyrite and certification? – Click link here

Practical Post 17: Off-License fit-out –  Click link here

Practical Post 18- material alterations: Creche  – Click link here

Practical Post 19: Phased completion & BC(A)R SI.9 –  Click link here

Practical post 20: Are builders off the hook with BCAR? – click link here

NOTE: This series of posts is not meant to undermine or be in opposition to any professional advice from registered representative bodies: rather it is to offer additional technical aids to those that find themselves in the unenviable position of having to deal with SI.9 in it’s current form at present. As with all information posted on the Blog we urge all practitioners to check with their respective professional bodies before assuming any roles or duties under Building Control (Amendment) regulation (SI.9 of 2014). We hope to post a number of these practical posts and list in one area, so home owners, SME’s and professionals can drop in and click on a particular topic to get summary information that may be useful to them while working within these new and difficult regulations.