by Bregs Blog admin team
By Breg Blog Admin on 28th November 2014
In a previous post we noted a press article where the impact of S.I.9 on the schools’ building programme was identified- see “SI.9 causing major delays to school projects“.
Attached are the source documents for this article – a list of school projects scheduled to be completed in 2014, and a list of school projects underway in 2014. As you can see the substance of the press article is indeed accurate- there would appear to be a significant delay on capital spending this year for school projects. This is another unintended consequence of the introduction of the poorly conceived S.I.9 legislation.
School Projects to go on site in 2014– click link here
Download PDF here: Scheduled-for-construction-in-2014-Announcement-
Monthly School Projects update 2014 (September 2014) – click link here
Download PDF here: Projects-to-go-to-Construction-2014
We wonder if any of the relevant public representatives have put questions to the Department of Education or Minister as to why the bulk of these proposals have been delayed, and what steps they are taking to ensure delays due to the new building regulations are addressed.
It would be interesting to know if these significant delays are replicated in other government departments e.g. delays to hospital projects or other primary care facilities due to the new building regulations?
For contractors delayed projects have similar turnover consequences to postponed or abandoned projects. Any capital spending delays may be positive for department with spending under pressure- however the same delays have significant impacts on construction employment.
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