Engineers Ireland – Building Regulations Certificates

by Bregs Blog admin team

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Today 27th June 2014 Engineers Ireland posted current draft building regulation certificates on their website. These include new drafts written and issued recently by the Construction Industry Federation for their members.

Professionals should consider carefully how these certificates tie into contractual obligations and ensure that the ‘one size fits all’ certificates drafted by the professional bodies are appropriate to the particulars of your job. In all cases it is important to explain these arrangements to your client, as he building owner is ultimately responsible. It is advisable to seek independent legal advice for complex contracts.

As these are draft documents and may be subject to revisions we do not endorse or recommend any practices, interpretations or duties in this post. We suggest professionals contact their respective professional bodies with concerns or queries.

See link to Engineers Ireland – Building Regulations Certificates here.

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Engineers Ireland – Building Regulations Certificates

The suite of Ancillary Certificates have been developed in response to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations, BC(A)R, published as S.I. No.9 and S.I. No 105, both of 2014 and complemented by the associated Code of Practice for Inspecting and Certifying Buildings and Works.

The four organisations that represent the design professionals that can act as Assigned Certifier and Design Certifier under S.I. No. 9;

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI)

Engineers Ireland (EI)

The Royal Institution of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)

The Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI)

The Ancillary Certificates are required to be signed off by a Principal or Director of the company employing the individual who prepared the Ancillary Certificate. The selection of the person who signs off on the Ancillary Certificate is a matter for the company concerned in compliance with their own Professional Indemnity Insurance.

While these are not statutory documents, it is the recommendation of all four organisations that the wording and format of this suite of documents are not changed for individual project use. Milestone reviews of all the documentation generated by S.I. No.9 may initiate a review of the Ancillary Certificates at an agreed date in the future.

Ancillary Certificates for Engineers

The following Ancillary Certfiicates will be required to be signed off by the Engineer for their Design at the Design Stage and the Completion Stage. Note there are two certificates required at Completion Stage, one covering Design and the other covering Inspection.

ENGINEER_Design_ACEI-EI_BCR_1401

ENGINEER_DesignCompletion_ACEI-EI_BCR_1402

ENGINEER_Inspection_ACEI-EI_BCR_1403

Ancillary Certificates for Competent Persons or Specialists

It is proposed that the following Ancillary Certificates will be required to be signed off by competent persons or specialists (i.e. Facade Designer, Fire Systems Designer, Lift Specialist etc.) for their design at Design Stage and at Completion Stage. Note there are two certificates required at Completion Stage, one covering Design and the other covering Inspection.

SPECIALIST_Design_RIAI_ACD_02

SPECIALIST_DesignCompletion_RIAI_ACCD_02

SPECIALIST_Inspection_RIAI_ACI_02

Ancillary Certificates for Builders

It is proposed that the following Ancillary Certificates will be required to be signed off by competent persons or specialists (i.e. Facade Designer, Fire Systems Designer, Lift Specialist etc.) for their design at Design Stage and at Completion Stage. Note there are two certificates required at Completion Stage, one covering Design and the other covering Inspection.

CIF01_Ancillary_Certificate_of_Compliance_on_Completion__Sub-Contractor_Ma

CIF02_Ancillary_Completion_Certificate_Sub-Sub-Contractor_May-2014

Other posts of interest:

7 posts all architects (surveyors + engineers) should read – click link here

Legal perspective: consumer benefit? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Alarming Legal opinion: BC(A)R SI.9 –  click link here

Law Society : Certifier is single point of responsibility – click link here

Assigned Certifiers facing jail? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Difficult Senior Council Opinions: BC(A)R SI.9 –  click link here

Senior Council advice on BC(A)R SI.9 –  click link here

“extraordinarily loose and vague”: Legal Implications of BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Law Society of Ireland Update on BC(A)R SI.9 –  click link here

New Law Society Guidance Note on BC(A)R SI.9 –  click link here

 

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