Top Posts for July 2014

by bregs blog admin team


Here are the top read posts for July. Notwithstanding the holidays we equaled our second highest ever monthly level with over 20,600 views, we were nominated for a Blog Award Ireland and reached a milestone 125,000 views. Many thanks again to all our readers. This month we saw:

  • Vivian Cummins and Caomhan Murphy, architects and council members of the representative body for architects (RIAI), both had personal opinion pieces on the difficulties faced by practitioners under BCAR SI.9.
  • The evolving status of the Architectural Technologist featured. We detailed a Department meeting with both the RIAI and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) on a separate register for Architectural Technologists. We noted the CIAT Register going live on 31st July.
  • The alarming lack of consumer protection for developer-led speculative projects under SI.9 was highlighted.
  • We noted an RIAI EGM which is scheduled for the 12th August 2014. It has been requested by members to call on the new Minister to Revoke SI.9.
  • Readers were getting into the technical issues associated with design certification, inspection plans and ancillary certifiers  in a number of more technical posts this month.
  • Ex-president and current council member of the RIAI Eoin O’Cofaigh provided a detailed examination of smaller retail fit-out projects and the rationale for their exclusion under the new building regulations.

Top posts for July 2014:

Vivian Cummins MRIAI: Are small architectural practices under threat from S.I.9?

Architectural Technologists: Are you on the right bus?

RIAI CPD July 2014: Design Certifier in the Design Process- SI.9

How developers are “adapting” to the new Building Control regulations

Architects are Revolting – Revoke BC(A)R S.I.9!

Shrapnel and Spin – Caomhán Murphy MRIAI

SI9- where do I start?

O’Cofaigh: fit-outs that are exempt from SI.9

Minister Hogan’s departure- Does this mean somebody can now shout STOP?

CIAT Architectural Technologists Register goes live today!

Registered Building Surveyor’s Inspection Plan (post 1 of 2)

A warning from a concerned Building Control Officer

What is the difference between BC(A)R compliance and BRegs compliance?