Top 20 Breg Blog posts for June 2014.

by bregs blog admin team

top34 June 2014 had the second highest ever number of Breg Blog views per month at 20,686.

The issue of the continued exclusion of Architectural Technologists from the register of professionals under the new regulations occupies half of our list, including the three most popular posts. Current interpretation of BC(A)R issued by Cork County Council was high up on the list as was Constantin Gurdgiev’s critique on planning permission decreases this year, contrary to recent media hype. Again very popular was this month’s update on the continuing low level of commencement notice lodgment under the new regulations.

We also completed our second survey of readers- the Breg Blog 100 days- Assigned Certifier Survey– see post here. In our survey:

  • 83% of respondents were unwilling to be an Assigned Certifier on a self-build project
  • 60% of respondents “did not feel more confident” or “remained unsure” (20%) about their ability to implement the Building Regulations
  • 86% of respondents supported the concept of an alternative system of independent inspections by properly resourced Building Control Officers and/or independent approved inspectors

Top 20 posts for June 2014:

Architectural Technologists- Building Control Act 2007 in breach of EU Law

O’Cofaigh letter to Mick Wallace TD

Mick Wallace message to Architectural Technologists

ALERT: Cork CoCo guide to BC(A)R SI.9

Architectural Technologist letter to Minister Hogan

UPDATE- CIAT Register for Architectural Technologists in Ireland

‘Recovery’ is Still Worse than the 1980s Crisis BC(A)R SI.9- BCMS: “must do better”

Who should be a Certifier- Part 1: Architectural Technologists?

Commencement notices- Building Register @ 17th June 2014

BC(A)R SI.9 + Construction Product Regulations 2013

4 tips for Assigned Certifiers…


Law Society : Certifier is single point of responsibility

Is ‘drawing a house’ as straightforward as ‘delivering the post’?

Dáil: response on Architectural Technologist Register in 7 days

Engineers Ireland – Building Regulations Certificates

Who should be a Certifier- Part 2: Architects?

Dáil: Architectural Technologists back on the agenda

7 posts all architects (surveyors + engineers) should read