BCMS | Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award

by Bregs Blog admin team


Fingal County Council has won the category Joint Local Authority Initiative in this year’s Chambers Ireland – Excellence in Local Government Awards” for the Building Control Management System. This year’s awards ceremony took place last night Thursday 13th November in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. For more information click here. Quote:

“The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in local government and highlight some of the great projects that local authorities are undertaking. The Awards are judged by a panel of expert judges working in the field of Local Government and have been taking place since 2004.”

The shortlist for  this category were:

Joint Local Authority Initiative

  • Dublin City Council – Children’s summer reading programme
  • Fingal County Council – National Building Control Management System (BCMS)
  • Monaghan, Meath & Louth County Councils – Action for Biodiversity

Previously we assembled a number of reader’s questions and sent on to the BCMS- we posted our reader’s questions here BCMS: Open Letter. Mairéad Phelan, Project Manager for the BCMS (Local Government Efficiency Review, Programme Management Office) issued swift and comprehensive responses which were broken into three posts:

  1. BCMS Q+A: Part 1 | General Issues 
  2. BCMS Q+A: Part 2 | I.T. Issues
  3. BCMS Q+A: Part 3 | Process Issues

BCMS update on 12 Nov 2014 (slick here for website)- extract:

“The Building Control Management system (BCMS) was implemented in March 2014 and allows property owners, builders, developers, architects and engineers to submit notifications, applications and compliance certificates online.  It provides an internal management system for the processing of notices received online and over the counter in local authorities.  It is now successfully operational in all 31 local authorities.  To date the system has processed approximately 4,000 commencement notices, has over 12,000 unique public users registered and approximately 57,000 documents on a centrally hosted system…”

Other posts of interest:

Commencement Notices – Update | 22 October 2014

SI.9 completion stage and the BCMS | Clouds are gathering! 

BCMS: My First Validation | Mark Stephens MRIAI 

No checks of Designer, Builder or Assigned Certifier on #BCMS

Engineers Ireland CPD 10th June

BCMS: Data protection or tax collection?

BC(A)R SI.9- BCMS: “must do better”

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

BReg Blog ALERT: Data Protection & BCMS

Building Control Officer issues: Conference April 2014

Building Control Officers need help! BC(A)R SI.9

Press: RIAI fearful Local Authorities will start “finding something to invalidate as a method of workload control”