Dáil: CIAT & RIAI- 2 Architectural Technologist Registers

by Bregs Blog admin team


In the Dáil this week the Minister stated he may be placing two new Architectural Technologist registers on a statutory footing following receipt of proposals recently.

In response to questions from Claire Daly TD and Jim Daly TD on the status of Architectural Technologists under SI.9, Minister Phil Hogan confirmed he would be meeting with both CIAT and the representative body for architects (RIAI) in July 2014 concerning separate registers for Architectural Technologists for the new building regulations. Link to Dáil exchange here.

Extract as follows:


Written answers, Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government- Architectural Qualifications

Clare Daly (Dublin North, United Left)

301. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will respond positively and promptly to the proposal to operate a voluntary register for architectural technologists in Ireland with a view to it becoming statutory subject to ministerial approval, to allow those competent architectural technologists on the register to act as both the design certifier and assigned certifier alongside registered architects, building surveyors and engineers under the BC(A)R. [27817/14]

Jim Daly (Cork South West, Fine Gael)

329. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he has given further consideration to the status of Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists members being recognised as assigned certifiers; if can assist them further in any way to allow them to certify works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28288/14]

Phil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 301 and 329 together.

…My Department has recently given preliminary consideration to the proposals put forward in recent weeks by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for separate voluntary registers of architectural technologists with a view to these registers being placed on a statutory footing at a future date. Both bodies have been invited to meet with my Department later this month in order to discuss how both sets of proposals for the registration and regulation of Architectural Technologists can be progressed…

Other posts of interest:

Dáil: response on Architectural Technologist Register in 7 days – click link here

Dáil: Architectural Technologists back on the agenda  – click link here

Hot topic: Architectural Technologists and SI.9  – click link here

Architectural Technologists and BC(A)R SI.9: CIAT – click link here

Who should be a Certifier- Part 3: Chartered Engineers + Building Surveyors? – click link here

Architectural Technologist – Platitudes, Head Nodding and BC(A)R SI.9. – click link here

RIAI NEWS ALERT: Architectural Technologist Register – click link here

Audio Clip: Dáil Debate 27th May- Architectural Technologists & SI.9 – click link here

Message from Mick Wallace TD to Architectural Technologists – click link here

Architectural Technologists’ Petition – click link here

Phil Hogan TD to Minister Gormley on “premature” and “market distortion effects” of register in 2010  – click link here