Commencement notices- Building Register @ 17th June 2014

by Bregs Blog admin team


Commencement notices continue to slide

Building Register: 17th June 2014: Building Control Management System 

The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) published the second edition of the Building Register on Tuesday 17th June 2014. The Building Register records all of the validated Commencement Notices received in Ireland through the Building Control Management System (BCMS). The latest Building Register may be viewed here.

The Building Register now records a figure of 780 as the total number of Commencement Notices received since the introduction of the BCMS on 1st March 2014. This figure shows an increase of 271 Commencement over the three week period since the last Building Register was published on 26th May 2014. These figures equate with an overall average of approximately 52 Commencement Notices per week since the system was introduced. The total number of commencement notices lodged nationwide in 2013 was 7,456, or an average of 143 per week.

All 34 Building Control Authorities now appear on the Building Register. Co. Leitrim has the lowest number of submissions with only a single commencement notice validated in the first three months of the BCMS. As expected Dublin City Council, with a total of 152, has the highest number of validated Commencement Notices. Interestingly, the Dublin City Council figure seems to include a very high percentage of ‘Short Form’ notices (where an Assigned Certifier is not required). The Dublin City Council figure appears to include 104, or almost 70%, of the ‘Short Form’ type. Of the 780 Commencement Notices received nationwide, 312 (40%) appear to be ‘Short Form’ notices

The most recent LGMA data suggests that the official number of validations to 17th June has yet to reach the figure noted in the Minister Phil Hogan’s letter to the Editor of the Irish Times four weeks ago.

We have been unable to establish the frequency with which the BCMS intend to publish the Building Register statistics at this time.

Download PDF document is here: BuildingRegister17thJune2014.

Other posts of interest:

Press: Construction and property bouncing back as jobs surge – click link here

Engineers Ireland CPD 10th June – click link here

Press: Fears construction recovery will stall – click link here

CIF Construction Confidence Survey – click link here

Minister Hogan rejects Irish Times Article – click link here

Irish Times: Dramatic fall in number of buildings being started – click link here

Commencement notices fall: BC(A)R SI.9  – click link here

BC(A)R SI.9- BCMS: “must do better” – click link here

Building Control Officers: Survey – click link here